This personal story comes from Dulce, a resident services coordinator in Worcester, MA. She gives a personal side to the immigration debate, focusing on her own family's experience and contributions to US culture and society.
This story was created at the train-the-trainer workshops (hosted at Mandela CLC and Camfield Estates (Neighborhood Networks Tech Centers)) youth learned digital storytelling and multimedia production techniques, along with creative ways to articulate their ideas and express themselves. Using a ‘train the trainer’ approach, they also learned how to teach digital storytelling to younger children in urban communities, most specifically as part of pilot projects at lower Roxbury housing development summer programs. This project will also explore using geomapping techniques to distribute the product and encourage dialogue, for instance using Google MyMaps. We hope to frame these stories around capturing the grassroots, local stories, history, and tradition of lower Roxbury. The youth are paid through the Boston Youth Fund.