Become a Community Partner
Our goal is to make the StoryCorps recording experience accessible to all. One way we do that is by partnering with local organizations that serve diverse populations. StoryCorps interviews celebrate the voices and milestones in your community and encourage meaningful interactions between your organization and the people you serve. Community partnerships are free of charge, and conversations can be recorded in any language.
To learn more about the benefits of community partnership and our partner criteria contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories from StoryCorps in Chicago
“I didn't know how to ask for a friendship.”
Doug Neville (L) and Ryan Johnson (R) talk about their three decades of friendship.
“Everyone wanted to be like Mike, but you were my Michael Jordan.”
Dekalb Walcott III talks to his dad, retired Chicago Fire Chief Dekalb Walcott Jr., about following in his line of ...
“I thought it was karma for what I had done. ”
Carlos Rocha, an inmate at Danville Correctional Center in Illinois, talks about a murder he committed in 1998.
“I had to get myself straightened out before I could be your dad again.”
Frank Tempone apologizes to his 12-year-old son, Jack for leaving the family after suffering from severe depression.
Visit StoryCorps in Chicago
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Thursday: 12:30PM – 7:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Schedule times and dates may vary and are subject to change. This includes major holidays.
Parking is not available at the Chicago Cultural Center.
You can park in Millennium Park Garage, Grant Park North, Grant Park South and East Monroe Garages for convenient access to the Cultural Center. These garages do charge a parking fee.
For more information or directions for any of these parking garages, visit www.millenniumgarages.com or call 312.616.0600.
The wheelchair accessible entrance of the Chicago Cultural Center is located at street level at Garland Court, near the Randolph Street entrance.
Wheelchairs for use in the Chicago Cultural Center are available upon request on a first come, first served basis. Upon arrival, please ask the security officer on duty in the lobby for assistance.
The Chicago Cultural Center is easily accessible by both Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains and Metra’s commuter rail lines.
By train: Brown, Purple, Orange, Green, Pink line stop is Randolph & Wabash. Blue and Red line stop is Washington, walk 2 blocks east.
By bus: # 3, 4, 6, 124, 147,151, or 157 or J14, Michigan/Washington or Michigan/Randolph.
By Metra: Metra Electric District and South Shore Line stop at Millennium Station (Michigan Ave. between South Water & Randolph St).
For more detailed information, you can go to www.transitchicago.com or call the Travel Information Center at 1-888-YOUR-CTA or 1-888-CTA-TTY1 (TTY).
StoryCorps is partnering with The School Project, a six-part series on public education in Chicago. Read more on the blog!