The Story Project

submission by tmfelderstein

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

The Story Project

Organization(s) website(s):

www.storyproject.org

Organization(s) twitter handle(s):

www.twitter.com/storyprojectLA

Organization(s) facebook handle(s):

https://www.facebook.com/The-Story-Project-116216105118265/timeline/

Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization

Government

Other (please specify below):

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.

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The Story Project encourages at-risk youth in underserved communities to improve communication skills and personal identity through storytelling rooted in the media arts.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.

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We propose the creation of a media dialogue between rival communities throughout the city of Los Angeles that erases violence by humanizing the surrounding neighborhood. Stories have power. Media is a way of sharing those stories.

Please write a sample tweet to describe your submission.

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The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend -- Abraham Lincoln. Join The Story Project mission.

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valey

South LA

Westside

South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)

LAUSD

Other (please specify below):

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

Other (please specify below):

How will your proposal improve the following “Create” metrics? (check all that apply)

Employment in the creative industries

Arts establishments per capita

Concentration of manufacturing activity in LA

Federal research grant funding

Patents per capita

Jobs per capita

Minority- and women-owned firms

Gini coefficient

Number of high growth startups

Venture capital investment

Measures of cultural and global economic influence (“soft power”) (Dream Metric)

Recruiting and retention rates for local higher education institutions (Dream Metric)

Percentage of graduates from local higher education institutions that remain in LA County 5 years after graduating (Dream Metric)

Unemployment rates (and opportunities) for the formerly incarcerated (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to create.

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LA is a city of communities and with it are cultures that are all too often at odds. Since 1998, The Story Project has been bridging gaps through media education teaching storytelling through filmmaking, screenwriting, photography, poetry and many other devices that encourage self expression. Our intention is simple, create a citywide media program in video that shares challenges and desires from those whose daily struggle is a matter of life and death. Often this is found in the form of gang affiliations. What The Story Project proposes is to create a series of films from various communities that explore what it is like to live in their community. The idea is that through media storytelling the similarities will temper feuds and breed cooperation and peace. The project will have its own portal and support staff in addition to team members that will reach into the community to mentor and coach all involved.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

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Evaluation will occur through accomplishment. We will have deadlines just like any other type of project with project managers and benchmarks. The Story Project was founded on the basis of incorporating the local media landscape into our classrooms and this program will be no different. We will reach out to the professional TV and film industry for mentors to work with participants in all enrolled communities.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)

Education/training

Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

Discussion
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