StoryCorps Podcast Series

Posted on May 18, 2016

Onleilove Alston and Linda Sarsour

Every day, we encounter community leaders and organizers whose stories deserve to be shared and celebrated. The New York Foundation partnered with StoryCorps to craft a new lot of short-interview series featuring our trustees, grantees, and former grantees in conversations that get to the heart of what matters in their work.

Community organizers Onleilove Alston, executive director of Faith in New York, and Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, discuss how their upbringings led them to their activism work. We hear first from Onleilove.


Produced and recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. The interviews afford a raw encounter with the personal trials and triumphs of advocates, and an unmediated perspective on community-driven efforts in New York City.