A shrine built in support of Rosa Robles Loreto outside the Southside Presbyterian Church. Santiago Mejia/NYT Institute
When Rosa Robles found out she was going to be deported, she decided to claim sanctuary at Southside Presbyterian Church. She has lived there for 10 months and does not plan on leaving until her case is resolved.
Clifford Jennerjohn and his front patch of Cruising Christians, the Tucson chapter of Christian Motorcyclists Association on May 26. Jennerjohn, known as Crow, came from a long line of motorcycle club family members. He wanted to change his lifestyle and found Cruising Christians, he said. Noelle Haro-Gomez/NYT Institute
The Cruising Christians, the Tucson chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association, defy stereotypes by spreading the Gospel on motorcycles.
A student at Santa Rosa Day School finished her corn but only picked at the white tepary beans, one of the traditional foods added to lunches to promote healthier diets. The tribe is creating awareness to fight diabetes by introducing healthy foods among children and parents. Saiyna Bashir/NYT Institute
Diabetes is rampant among the Tohono O’odham, a nation in southwestern Arizona. They are taking the fight to the schools by bringing traditional foods into cafeteria lunches and planting gardens in the playground.
Zoë Rae, shown performing at the Sky Bar in Tucson, is an owner of Cirque Roots, a Tucson-based troupe that does not work with animals. SANTIAGO MEJIA/NYT INSTITUTE
An advocacy group is promoting the banning of exotic animals in circuses, but in Tucson, the show goes beyond animals.
Parents can spend supervised time with their children at Aviva to strengthen their relationships. Paula Ospina/NYT Institute
Families are given the opportunity to strengthen their relationship at Aviva Children’s Services. Many children that benefit from the center have undergone neglect, poverty or parental abuse.
This year's New York Times Student Journalism Institute students are a talented bunch. Twenty-six students are coming from all over the country, including New York, California and Wisconsin. NYT Institute
This year’s New York Times Student Journalism Institute students are a talented bunch. Twenty-six students are coming from all over the country, including New York, California and Wisconsin.
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