Issues that divide.
Stories that unite.
Listen for a Change is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2016 that uses personal storytelling to bridge divided communities by creating a platform for marginalized voices.
THIS ISN’T JUST STORYTELLING.
IT’S AN INTERVENTION FOR COMPASSION.
WE FIND THE VOICES YOU DON’T HEAR
From Carmela, who maintains the facilities at the Oakland Coliseum, to Molly, whose daughter advocated for her gender transition at the age of four, our story hours give a stage to the beautifully diverse, brave voices among us to share their journeys of struggle and hope.
WE TURN UP THE VOLUME
Our stories open up the hearts and minds of hundreds at our story hours, but it doesn’t end there. We create dynamic, emotionally-resonant videos and podcasts to reach thousands in polarized and isolated communities to connect, heal, and share.
WE MOBILIZE SOCIAL CHANGE
We ask each storyteller to represent a local nonprofit fighting on the frontlines of their issue. We raise awareness, donate funds, and encourage listeners to volunteer their energy where it is most needed.