What We Do
The Resilience Project empowers at-risk people in our community to turn their experiences into stories of strength. We will start small, and build a robust, active organization, coordinating a variety of community-building projects and events focused on sharing experiences. We have big dreams of eventually bringing programming to communities across the country and the world.
We are honored to receive a grant from Oregon Humanities to do digital storytelling workshops in partnership with the Linus Pauling Spanish Humanities class. Students were able to do stories about their experiences and families all in Spanish, which for many is their native language. We will be showing these stories at our upcoming Corvallis Arts Walk outdoor theater, every third Thursday of the month, downtown Corvallis near Ronin Cafe and Ramen.
We also held an awesome storytelling night in partnership with Corvallis Housing First called Stories From the Street that featured speeches and stories from people who have experienced homelessness and those who have served them. The event was held at the Whiteside Theater this past November, and we plan on doing this again in the future.
Kriste York, our Program Director, moved to Siletz to start a new job as English teacher for the High School - yes, the entire High School! She is launching new storytelling and podcast projects there next year, stay tuned! We are excited to expand our reach to Lincoln County and hopefully beyond soon.
Lastly, we want to hear more of your stories! Our monthly Community Workshops are still happening! They are free with a suggested donation and happen the third Saturdays of the month at the Benton Center from 10 am-2pm. This is great for older kids, adults, and everyone in between!