Thanks to a “Make it Stick!” grant from The Saint Luke’s Foundation, we are embarking on the project: 36 Years – 36 Stories. “36 for 36” tells the Project Learn story through the voices of its students, volunteers and teachers. For the project, Project Learn has partnered with National Public Radio’s StoryCorps, the nationwide initiative to record the lives of everyday people in sound. “36 for 36” will humanize the rich history of Project Learn, showing in a highly compelling way the changes it has made in the lives of people.

  • Alberta Jones, Student, and Barbara Powell-Watson, Tutor

  • Dorothy Segelmier, Student, and Shelly Meeks, Tutor

  • George Pemberton, Student, and Robert Bivins, Teacher

  • Pat Davis and Nancy Sirianni

  • Mark Williams, Student, and Richard Peterson, Teacher

  • Daniel Shelton, Student, and Dorothy Mainer, Student

On September 1-3, 2010, (to coincide with International Literacy Day on September 8, 2010), eighteen pairs of individuals interviewed each other over a three-day period. The goal of the recordings is to tell the extraordinary stories of the Project Learn family and how their dedication enriched an entire community. Conducted by StoryCorps, the completed recordings will be sent to the Library of Congress and they will also become the property of Project Learn.