City of Santa Ana
The National Institute for Museum and Library Services awarded the Santa Ana Public Library a $495,000 grant for its Memories of Migration program. The grant was awarded as part of the Institute’s National Leadership – Demonstration Grant program, which supports projects that address challenges faced by libraries across the United States, and have the potential to create programs and practices that improve library services nationwide.
Lead by the Santa Ana Public Library and the Webby-award winning non-profit Historypin project, Memories of Migration is a three-year community memory program that builds on the Library’s unique Teen Historian program to jump start the development of cultural heritage collections around the shared stories of human migration in America. Techniques developed by the library will be tested in model programs operated by four libraries and agencies that serve new immigrant communities in four different states, including New York, New Mexico, Connecticut and California. Continue reading