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StoryCorps DIY Fundamentals 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, this self-directed 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.

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