StoryCorps & Old Town School

The Old Town School is excited to announce a new partnership with StoryCorps, and in celebration of our 60th anniversary we will be working together to gather and share stories from across the Old Town School community.

The team at the Old Town School Resource Center is working with StoryCorps Chicago to record, share, and archive a first-person, human picture of the school's 60-year history - and we invite you to participate!

How to participate:

- Invite a person you know well, a friend, a colleague, a loved one or anyone else you choose, to schedule a 40-minute conversation at the Old Town School or a StoryCorps booth.

- Not able to get to a recording site? Use the StoryCorps app on your mobile device or computer, record anywhere, and tag your story with "Old Town School" to add your conversation to the growing collection.

- Attend the upcoming information session on February 15 to learn more, hear excerpts from conversations we've recorded, and to schedule an interview.

- Email the Resource Center for more information or to schedule an interview for this ongoing project.

Listen to some Old Town School stories:

StoryCorps is a non-profit oral history project with a mission to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Since 2003, StoryCorps partnerships with National Public Radio and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress have already archived over 100,000 stories and millions listen to weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition as well as a local series airing on WBEZ 91.5 FM.

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