HOLA Hosts Public Radio’s Story Corps Project
(Feb. 27, 2013) The Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong program (HOLA) is proud to announce that HOLA and Armstrong will serve as a regional StoryCorps partner with the specific goal of preserving voices from the Hispanic/Latino community. As part of this effort, the university is reaching out to the community to recruit Latino Americans to record their stories for StoryCorps’ “Historias” repertoire. StoryCorps will be at Armstrong from March 19-29, 2013.
StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of their lives. The heart of the project is simple: It is a conversation between two people who are meaningful to each other. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to the weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Armstrong’s HOLA program has received national recognition for its efforts and success in helping Latino students enroll in and complete higher education. The StoryCorps project allows HOLA to take its outreach mission one step further to help give the Latino community a voice not only in the media but in the national historic record as well.