Meet The New Team Members!

Facing Stories

Our team has gained two new hardworking, dedicated volunteers! Meet Madeline and Amanda!

MadiMadeline Grosh

Sophomore at Ball State University

Photojournalism/Advertising Major

Madeline’s studies have focused on live coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as well as creating social media for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay, and now The Facing Project. Madeline started as a coach for the Facing Project and continues working with various projects across the country. Madeline has volunteered her entire life, and, one day, wishes to tell people’s stories through photographs. Working with the Facing Project is one step closer to completing this dream.


AmandaAmanda J. Byk

Senior at Ball State University

English major with concentration on Creative Writing

Digital Media minor

During her time at Ball State, she’s been a design editor for The Broken Plate, a student run literary magazine, a part of the publicity team for the Digital Literature Review, a student run academic literary journal, and an intern for the Midwest Writers Workshop, a writing conference. Amanda has volunteered with The Facing Project before and wanted to get more involved with helping share people’s stories. Stories help bring people together and being able to spread inspiring messages from people all over the world is an amazing experience. She loves being able to share and create content of her own, making her placement as content manager ideal.

Are you interested in seeing more stories like this? If so, we need your help. Check out the Build Empathy Story-By-Story Campaign to learn how you can plug into the work of The Facing Project.  

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About The Facing Project:

The Facing Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects people through stories to strengthen communities. The organization’s model to share stories and raise awareness is in cities across the United States focused on topics such as poverty, sex trafficking, mental health, immigration, and more. Facing Project stories are compiled into books and on the web for a community resource, used to inspire art, photography, monologues and—most importantly—community-wide awareness, dialogue, action, and change toward a more understanding and empathetic society.

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