In October, 2019, the Storyscope Project was awarded a Tempe Connector Award from the Tempe Community Council (TCC), an agency of the United Way and a partner of the City of Tempe. The purpose of this award is to support innovative ideas for combating social isolation and loneliness in the city of Tempe. https://www.tempecommunitycouncil.org/connector-award/connector-award-event/
Storyscope Project co-founders Jennifer Linde and John Genette collaborated with Rev. Linda Park-Fuller, Ph.D, and Storyscope facilitators Lauren Mark, Rob Razzante, and Tyler Rife on the application. The $10,000 Award includes a partnership with Unity of Tempe, a local spiritual center committed to serving and co-creating a diverse, supportive city. https://unityoftempe.org/
Work on this project began in February, 2020, with an afternoon of story circles at Friendship Village, a local senior living community. https://www.friendshipvillageaz.com/
Ongoing facilitation training and virtual Storyscope events support the award’s commitment to building stronger community connections in the city of Tempe.
[Pictured: Rev. Linda Park-Fuller and Jennifer Linde accept Tempe Connector Award for Storyscope.]