Citizen Advocacy Center (https://www.citizenadvocacycenter.org/about-us.html) is looking for students to interview community members who CAC has worked with over the years and to document their stories. These stories will be developed in conjunction with StoryCorps (https://storycorps.org/about/) and filed with the US Library of Congress (https://www.loc.gov/about/).
There are 80 stories CAC would like to cover, so students can do as few or as many as they'd like. They would need to develop questions, contact community members, conduct interviews, and document their stories as historical record. Students may even be asked to present their story during CAC's 25th Anniversary Gala to be held March 23rd at the Carlisle in Oakbrook, IL (https://www.carlislebanquets.com/events/).
Students will be taught how and what to do, so they'll be learning journalism and media skills that will last a lifetime. All of the people selected for interviews have done amazing things for their community, so students will find this a very rewarding, intergenerational service learning opportunity they can reference on college and career applications, and use for Harper Promise service learning credit.
Interested students can contact Susan Wakefield, CAC Development Associate, at 630-833-4080 regarding the Profiles in Civic Engagement Project.