Listening Campaign: Alameda County Office of Education
On Election Night, 2016, we gathered in the media room at REACH Ashland Youth Center to do something revolutionary: Listen to one another.
Corps Conversations is a series of youth-led livestreams about topics that matter to youth in California today. Produced in collaboration with the California Association of Local Conservation Corps and local corps across CA, the livestreams provide opportunities for young people to interview leaders and share their knowledge and insights about issues such as climate change, the pandemic, and what it means to serve one’s community.
HEAL Stories Campaign
SFA trained Concord community members on how to interview their neighbors about their health, specifically eating and exercising. Participants then proposed recommendations on ways to improve their community’s health. Interviews were collated into a data report and presentation.
The SHINE is a ground breaking national storytelling and community transformation initiative that empowers young men of color across the country to share their wisdom and transform the systems that are meant to support them.
Story for All partnered with Hayward’s Cherryland Elementary to bring an after school class series focused on health. Students learned active listening, journaling and interviewing skills. During the series, students had the opportunity to interview their parents, teachers, peers and various community leaders.
Young Veterans Summer Academy
Utilizing the power of story and oral history, students learned how to use oral history to uncover the stories, wisdom and experiences of others as a means of gaining wisdom, connecting to others, and supporting their communities.
Project BACK (Bringing Alliances Creating Kinship)
Project BACK engages youth, Oakland Police and BART Police Officers in dialogue and collaborative policy-making. This project is unique in its focus on mutual connection and healing as a foundational step to improving community relations and creating effective policy.
REACH Ashland Youth Center Oral History Project
“The video and timeline you created for us are awesome. I use them all the time in my PR work with community members, partners and funders.” – REACH PR team member
African American Oral History Project
“It is not often that a project can so accurately capture the voices of a traditionally voiceless people with such creative authenticity.” – School-Based Behavioral Health Consultant
The #HealthistheNewBlack Campaign centers personal health and well being as fundamental to building and sustaining healthy communities, highlighting the ways community members think and act regarding matters of health.
Success Stories Project
“When I started this project, I was so shy. Now I know that I have something valuable to say and I have the confidence and tools to speak up!” – Success Stories project participant
Literature to Life Project
“I have never seen our students so engaged.” – Native Languages teacher’s assistant, Palo Alto School District