Hope is the Thing

Stories of compassion and understanding on Long Island and beyond.


“Hope is the thing…” is a StoryCorp-type,¬†multimedia resource where individuals from Long Island and beyond share their stories of overcoming personal and societal obstacles through acts of compassion and understanding.

Behind “Hope is the thing” is Dawn K. Wing, a librarian, educator and artist who currently works at Suffolk County Community College.

The title of this project comes from the first line of Emily Dickson’s famous poem, “Hope is the thing with feathers (314).”¬†