Neighborhood Listening Project
Through the process of story, questioning, and reflection, students dispel the notions of otherness and lay a foundation for eliminating bullying and violence. Hearing the experiences, advice, and wisdom of interviewees, students gain new insight and options for transformative change and empowerment. The Neighborhood Listening Project thus effectively integrates equity and social justice studies into existing school curricula.
Roseland University Prep:
Starting in February 2012, Listening for a Change implemented the Neighborhood Listening Project in all four tenth-grade AVID (Advancing Via Individual Determination) classes.
Piner High School:
From January of 2012, Listening for a Change collaborated with Michael Doucette and his Drama students to create an innovative arts program integrating oral history and drama.
Cloverdale High School:
Since 2010 Listening for a Change has worked with two classes, a ninth-grade Language Arts class and an eleventh/twelfth-grade English Language Learners Class.
Healdsburg Junior High School:
Since 2009, Healdsburg students in two AVID classes have been engaged in the Neighborhood Listening Project, fostering active listening skills and diversity awareness.
Kawana Academy of Arts and Sciences & Sonoma Academy:
In the 2013-2014 school year, 6th graders from KAAS and 11th/12th graders from SA interviewed people from both communities who shared experiences related to immigration and overcoming obstacles to be successful.