Hi Hunter! I'm happy I found your project. We're in the middle of doing something similar in a badly perceived neighborhood in Salem MA. So far we have gathered 11 stories and are in the process of getting more. Here's an example: http://salempublicspaceproject.com/get-to-the-point-neighborhood-narratives/story-11/
The prompt for the storytellers was: "Tell us a good memory you have that happened in your neighborhood." We then went and took a photo of where that memory occurred. You can check out some more on the map: http://salempublicspaceproject.com/get-to-the-point-neighborhood-narratives/get-to-the-point-story-map/
I look forward to seeing how your project develops!