Project Luz

Growing up in a low-income immigrant family, I became familiar with the challenges and barriers that exist in the lives of people in marginalized communities, both in the U.S. and Mexico. This background inspired me to found Project Luz in 2007 – a collaborative effort that seeks to empower youth to share stories within their communities, utilizing audio and photojournalism techniques. Project Luz exists solely through the voluntary efforts of many journalists, artists, community members, students, and supporters.

Project Luz is a fiscally sponsored project of Independent Arts & Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting people and projects that use media and the arts to build community and participation.

To volunteer or to sign up for our newsletter, please email

Many thanks to the team at Humanitarian Productions for their extensive support and consultation.



One thought on “Project Luz

  1. […] heading to the Yucatan, I met with Project Luz students from Nezahualcoyotl. Karen, one of my former photojournalism and radio reporting students […]

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