StoryCorps’ initiatives reach out to targeted populations to fulfill our commitment to record as diverse an array of voices as possible.
Military Voices Initiative
The Military Voices Initiative records, shares, and preserves the stories of post-9/11 veterans, active-duty service members, and their families. It amplifies their important stories and lets them know that we–as a nation–are listening.
StoryCorps Legacy provides people of all ages with serious illness and their families the opportunity to record, preserve and share their life stories.
StoryCorps Historias is an initiative to record, preserve, and share the stories of Latinos across the US. In partnership with the Latino Public Radio Consortium, Latino USA, the U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project, StoryCorps Historias has become one of the largest collections of Latino voices ever gathered.
The Griot Initiative
The Griot Initiative is an initiative to ensure that the voices, experiences, and life stories of African Americans will be preserved and presented with dignity. All interviews recorded as part of the Griot Initiative will be archived at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture in addition to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
September 11th Initiative
In 2005, StoryCorps created the September 11th Initiative to honor and remember the stories and people affected by the events of September 11, 2001.
Memory Loss Initiative
In 2006, StoryCorps launched the Memory Loss Initiative to support and encourage people with memory loss to share their stories.
Mobile Tour Outreach
StoryCorps partners with numerous community-based organizations on our Mobile Tour. The StoryCorps interview is an opportunity to highlight voices often missed in our society, and to ensure their stories are passed on to future generations. We work with our community partners to record and preserve the stories of the various communities they serve.
From October 15, 2008, through April 30, 2009, StoryCorps Alaska traveled to Fairbanks, Nome, Barrow, Dillingham, Unalaska, Juneau, and other communities to record and preserve the diverse stories of Alaskans.
National Teachers Initiative
The National Teachers Initiative was an 18-month program celebrating the work of public school teachers across the country. By recording, sharing and preserving stories of teachers from rural and urban school districts, StoryCorps called public attention to the invaluable contribution teachers have made to this nation.
The National Teachers Initiative was part of American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen, an ongoing initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that helps students stay on the path to graduation and future success. StoryCorps’ National Teachers Initiative placed a special focus on the stories of teachers striving to help students graduate.
Thank you, teachers!
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