What People Say

  • International Students Find a Voice
  • ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA, May 18, 2011
  • Tucson represents one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. to welcome refugees fleeing violence or discrimination. How they fit in and find their voice powers an innovative program at.
  • Project X: Can-Do Storytellers
  • PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS, October 20, 2010
  • “As someone once told me, the shortest distance between two people is a story,” says Arizona-based photographer and educator Josh Schachter..
  • What it’s like to be a refugee here
  • Arizona Daily Star, March 26, 2010
  • Shukuru Kalunga is not your average teen.
    His everyday concerns aren’t so much about what to wear, or how he’ll spend his…
  • Josh Schachter, Tucson’s superhero of community-based art
  • PhotoPhilanthropy, January 21, 2010
  • “To me, great images that are going to create change have a sense of emotion and question our most basic assumptions about the world.”<
  • 40 Under 40:Julie Kasper
  • Arizona Daily Star, October 7, 2010
  • What one word best describes you? Driven. What is your proudest professional accomplishment? Founding and sustaining the…
  • Arizona Teaching Artist
  • Recognized for Achievements in Arts Learning
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts, December 15, 2009

  • In November 2009, teaching artist Josh Schachter received the inaugural Arizona Teaching Artist Award for outstanding achievements, innovation and…
  • 30 Minutes- Tucson Youth Week
  • KXCI, April 19, 2009
  • 30 Minutes features youth from Every Voice In Action and the Finding Voice Project in honor of…
  • Outsider teens get a platform
  • Arizona Daily Star, April 4, 2009
  • Balamani Mariana Madden was turned away hungry while going door to door as a child in India, begging for food. Sabir Kenyawani missed out on three years of high …
  • Immigrant students finding a voice in Tucson
  • Tucson Citizen, April 3, 2009
  • Catalina HS project lets immigrants share their pasts & cultures…
  • “Home” Exhibit
  • Voices Inc. Blog, December 11, 2008
  • Last spring, students in Julie Kasper’s ESL classes at Catalina  Magnet High School in Tucson, Arizona—all refugees and  immigrants—received an unusual assignment. They were asked to explore  the concept of “Home,” …
  • Project gives voice to teen refugees and immigrants
  • Arizona Daily Star, January 8, 2008
  • An English teacher at Catalina Magnet High School is a finalist for the 2008 Outstanding Young Educator Award. Julie Kasper was selected for the honor because of…
  • Art Makes All Things Better
  • Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Spring 2008
  • Room M219 of Tucson’s Catalina High School feels more like a hip  design shop or bustling photography studio than an advanced ESL class…
  • A Liberian refugee commits to her education
  • Arizona Daily Star, June 1, 2007
  • It was my junior year of high school in September 2004, and I was  sitting in a classroom in Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria. My classmates and I were  telling jokes, ..
  • On View
  • Arizona Daily Star, May 25, 2007
  • The lives of refugee and immigrant teens new to Tucson are on display  in Midtown. The photography exhibit “Home? Teen Refugees and Immigrants…