“100% of my students said that this project helped them feel more connected to their own family and cultural heritage, and open to learning about new cultures. And they really had fun doing it.” – ELL Teacher, Torrance Unified School District
The #HealthistheNewBlack Campaign centers personal health and well being as fundamental to building and sustaining healthy communities, highlighting the ways community members think and act regarding matters of health.
Project BACK engages youth, Oakland Police and BART Police Officers in dialogue and collaborative policy-making. This project is unique in its focus on mutual connection and healing as a foundational step to improving community relations and creating effective policy.
Utilizing the power of story and oral history, students learned how to use oral history to uncover the stories, wisdom and experiences of others as a means of gaining wisdom, connecting to others, and supporting their communities.
Story for All partnered with Hayward’s Cherryland Elementary to bring an after school class series focused on health. Students learned active listening, journaling and interviewing skills. During the series, students had the opportunity to interview their parents, teachers, peers and various community leaders.
The SHINE is a ground breaking national storytelling and community transformation initiative that empowers young men of color across the country to share their wisdom and transform the systems that are meant to support them.
SFA trained Concord community members on how to interview their neighbors about their health, specifically eating and exercising. Participants then proposed recommendations on ways to improve their community’s health. Interviews were collated into a data report and presentation.
Corps Conversations is a series of youth-led livestreams about topics that matter to youth in California today. Produced in collaboration with the California Association of Local Conservation Corps and local corps across CA, the livestreams provide opportunities for young people to interview leaders and share their knowledge and insights about issues such as climate change, the pandemic, and what it means to serve one’s community.
There are many storytelling organizations, but Story For All is unique in harnessing the power of story to heal.
At Story For All, the focus is not just the story itself, but on the healing and transformation that storytelling can achieve. In recognition of the power of story to address the rifts in our society and give voices to the unheard, Story For All was founded in 2011 in order to bring the power of storytelling to communities in need. Formerly known as Story Bridges, Story For All is an educational nonprofit corporation with 501(c)3 status.