HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Let's reach 300 stories this summer!

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BLOCK PARTY IN A BOX!

Want to host a block party?

By listening to the unique stories of those who live or have lived, work, play, and pray in Rochester, we can find common themes among residents and create roadmaps to enhance what people love about Rochester and start improving things that need changed.  


Our block party kit is designed to provide you with everything you need to gather stories while providing the flexibility to put your own spin on your party!


We will reimburse you up to $50 in (non-alcoholic) food and drink expenses, provide some party favors, promotional materials, and all of the instructions you need to help us gather stories.

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STORY GATHERING SUB-TEAM

Want to interview others? 

Time commitment: 1-3 hours per month (flexible)

-Establishes and manages interview and small group storytelling schedules as part of events or individual outreach efforts 

-Calls and confirms appointments for thick stories and interviews, if needed 

-Collects interview sheets and ensures the proper identification (story identification number) is on each sheet 

-Follows up with fellow team members to ensure completion of interviews/storytelling sessions 

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TELL YOUR STORY

Do you want to share your story with us? Everyone has a unique story. Whether you are a life-long resident, work, pray, or play in Rochester, we want to hear from you!

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STORY LISTENING SUB-TEAM

Time commitment: 1-3 hours per month


-The Story Listening Sub-Team trains story listeners in listening bias, organizes Story Listening events, and liaises with the Story Gathering and Data Management Sub-Teams. 

-Strategizes with the Project Coordinator(s) to create a Story Listening Strategy 

-Designs a short orientation and training for volunteer story listeners 

-Establishes and manages small group Story Listening schedules 

-Organizes space and materials for Story Listening Groups 

-Follows up with fellow team members to ensure follow through on Story Listening sessions 

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DATA SUB-TEAM

Data Sub-Team Time commitment: 1-3 hours per month


-The Data Management Sub-Team is responsible for data entry and data management, as well as providing reports on data to the Heart & Soul Team. 

-Enters all data from thin and thick engagement into the Master Spreadsheet and code with a theme, sub-theme, and data type 

-Enters all demographic data for individuals and groups 

-Maintains a master list of themes and sub-themes to help facilitate data categorization and analysis 

-Prepares data to be used to create Heart & Soul Statements. The Data Management Team will be asked to help prepare data in advance of the Phase 2.2 Workshop: Identify What Matters Most. 

-Provides information to the Heart & Soul Team comparing demographics of storytellers with the Community Network Analysis to assess efforts at reaching different target audiences 

-Provides information to the Heart & Soul Team on the relationship between themes and demographics (e.g. young people are generally saying that the local economy matters most) 

-Provides reports to the Heart & Soul Team on common themes from stories and works with the Team to reflect this information back out to the community 

-Transcribes stories and organizes transcription when needed 

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300 STORIES THIS SUMMER

Help us reach 300 stories by the end of the summer!

 
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