Stories documenting compelling tales of resilience, redemption and transformation in the Hill District neighborhood will come to life as public readings on Friday, April 20, at 5 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center. A group of Duquesne University students will participate in the Hill House Association’s 1000 Stories project.
The senior psychology majors had the opportunity to contribute to this project through a service-learning course taught by Dr. Susan Goldberg, assistant professor of psychology. They interviewed past and present Hill House program participants who have worked with the association to overcome personal challenges. Over the course of this semester, the students successfully compiled seven of the projected 1000 stories to be recorded this year. The goal of telling 1000 stories has been a 10-year initiative.
“This project has allowed students to experience the lived world of other human beings while participating in service to the Hill District community,” said Goldberg.
This project was the result of a growing partnership between the Office of Service-Learning and the Hill House Association. All undergraduates experience service-learning during their time at the University.
Admission to the reading is free and open to the public.