Facing Project

The Facing Project Partnership

Join Forces with South Carolina Campus Compact
Be a Part of a National Storytelling Movement

Five South Carolina Campuses Will be Awarded a FREE Facing Project
We are also proud to announce that Winthrop University and Newberry College will be awarded free projects this year after submitting exemplary proposals!

South Carolina Campus Compact is excited to announce a new partnership with The Facing Project, a nonprofit that connects people through stories to strengthen communities. The Facing Project was co-founded by Indiana Campus Compact Executive Director, J.R. Jamison, along with New York Times bestselling author Kelsey Timmerman.

The Facing Project works with campuses and communities to organize and share the stories of citizens or students through the talent of local writers and actors. Writers are matched with community members facing the selected topic (depression, hunger, homelessness, disabilities, etc), meet with them face-to-face, and capture their stories in the first-person. The stories are compiled into a book and brought to life on stage through a community theatre event.

Since its founding in 2012, The Facing Project has worked with 30 communities/campuses in eight states and two countries and has been hailed by The Huffington Post as one of three oral history projects to watch.

Learn more about the organization and see current and past projects HERE<https://sable.madmimi.com/click?id=4829.2597.667.1.0d4a0778362844440db67068d8f52edb>. South Carolina Campus Compact will be facilitating the application process for our member campuses. The proposal process is available HERE<https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwEEkpLarmkDS01QcW0zU1daNlk/view?usp=sharing> to print. Abstracts are due to SCCC by Friday, July 1st. Please submit abstracts HERE<https://form.jotform.com/SCCC/the-facingproject-partnership>.