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The StoryCorps DIY Foundations Course offers tools and resources for community organizations seeking to create their own StoryCorps-inspired recording project. Gain best practices from StoryCorps staff and partners on recording, archiving and sharing stories in your community.

With multimedia resources and guides, the StoryCorps DIY Foundations Course provides instructions and insights on how to:

  • Promote listening: Preserve the life stories of your community members, and facilitate meaningful interactions between community members.
  • Build an archive: Develop your organization’s oral history collection, and add voices and perspectives that are currently missing.
  • Create dynamic public programming: Bring new audiences to your organization by inviting them to record their own stories, or to take part in listening events.
  • Partner in new ways with peer organizations: Forge meaningful connections with partner organizations for a shared project goal.

StoryCorps DIY Foundations is a great starting point for any group or organization that wishes to create a sustainable community program around storytelling.