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José Vadi

José Vadi

Project Director, Off/Page Project

Biography

José Vadi is the project director of the Off/Page Project, a collaboration between The Center for Investigative Reporting and Youth Speaks. Since the age of 19, José has served as a poet mentor for Youth Speaks, the nation’s leading literary nonprofit. A two-time National Poetry Slam champion, José has coached several college and youth slam poetry teams to national competitions, including the 2008 and 2010 Bay Area Youth Speaks teams featured in the HBO documentary series, Brave New Voices. He was the recipient of the San Francisco Foundation’s Shenson Performing Arts Award for his debut play, A Eulogy for Threeproduced at Intersection for the Arts under the curation of Marc Bamuthi-Joseph’s Living Word Festival. Since 2010, José has served as the editor and curriculum developer of The Bigger Picture, an anti-diabetes multimedia campaign sponsored by UC San Francisco’s Center for Vulnerable Populations. 

Articles

Broken City Poets

Our new short documentary, produced with Youth Speaks, features young poets from Stockton, California, and shows how the facts and figures from our reporting helped them learn about the history of their community.

Jan 5, 2015

Off/Page director recaps 1st year of melding youth poetry, journalism

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the Off/Page Project, The Center for Investigative Reporting’s collaboration with San Francisco literary nonprofit Youth Speaks. Representing the intersection of youth voice and civic engagement, Off/Page integrates the analytical lens of investigative journalism with youth-centered storytelling.

Aug 14, 2014

PBS NewsHour profiles the Off/Page Project

PBS NewsHour has produced an exclusive segment profiling the Off/Page Project, a collaboration between The Center for Investigative Reporting and Youth Speaks.

Feb 25, 2014