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Neighborhood Listening Project

Students are trained in oral history interviewing and active listening to hear experiences, advice, and wisdom from people in their community. Through the process of story, questioning, and reflection, students dispel notions of otherness in their community and gain skills to counteract bullying and violence in their schools.

Accepted to the Portfolio: August 2015

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Improved communication skills
  • Improved ability to recognize shared experiences between themselves and people from different backgrounds, in terms of goals and obstacles faced in pursuing them.
  • Increased ability to identify strategies to overcome life challenges

Long Term Outcomes

  • Increased graduation rates
  • Prevention of gang activity and violence
  • Increased positive engagement in communities

Target Population


  • Transitional Age Youth (16 - 24)

Service Area

  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)