Story For All offers a variety of trainings ranging from large scale community projects, to presentations and workshops. Our trainings focus on the power of story as a tool for informing policy and community development and as a healthy modality for both caregivers and those under their care.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn

  • How, why and when to tell a compelling story
  • How narrative change strategy is being implemented to affect change on an individual, community and societal level
  • Why storytelling is a critical tool in improving the workplace, education and health outcomes
  • Practical steps on how to use stories to engage learners and improve climate and community
  • How to utilize storytelling to support organizational and fundraising goals
  • How to use stories to inform policy, community development and systems change
  • And so much more!

Our results speak for themselves: 100% of SFA participants recommend our trainings and projects


Testimonials from administrators, educators and Students

  • “Powerful and purposeful”
  • “My voices matters. As does everyone’s in the room.”
  • “I can’t wait to learn more! This was a profound and inspiring experience.”
  • “Great structure. I loved that we did the work and reflected on the process.”
  • “I will seek story worthy moments in my work with students, staff and faculty.”
  • “We learned how to set up the foundation where change is going to happen.”




Testimonials from business and corporate professionals

  • “This retreat helped me to connect with my co-workers and how to best structure a story.”
  • “Oral history and storytelling shows our capacity as humans to overcome temporary environments.”
  • “I just wanted to acknowledge how much I learned and how deeply this training touched me. Thank you!”
  • “I picked up some great strategies, ideas on project-based learning, and an understanding of my peers’ struggles.”
  • “Love this class. I’ll be a better trainer because of the Success Stories Training.”


Organizations we’ve partnered with:

  • Healthy + Active Before 5
  • San Leandro Unified School District
  • Hayward Unified School District
  • Alameda County Office of Education
  • African American Oral Achievement Office
  • My Brother’s Keeper
  • San Lorenzo Unified School District
  • Torrance Unified School District
  • Palo Alto School District
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Bay Area Black United Fund
  • Reach Ashland Youth Center
  • Young Vets Summer Academy
  • Litquake
  • Integrated Learning Specialist Institute Conference
  • San Jose State University
  • Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth
  • Mississippi Center for Education Innovation
  • Destination – Creative Schools Conference
  • TEDx Palo Alto
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
  • The Links, Inc.
  • Gatekeeper’s Summit
  • Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)
  • AAA
  • Kappa League Mentoring Program
  • St. Paul’s School Parents and Diversity Committee



“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the awesome and wonderful training. I just wanted to acknowledge how much I learned and how deeply this training touched me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”  ~Paul Nordin

“We set up the foundation where change is going to happen.” ~Roberto Munoz-Rivera

“Love this class! I’ll be a better trainer because of the Success Stories Training.” ~Lisa Wadas


Ready to bring the power of stories to your students, peers or workplace? Contact Angela Zusman today.



Professional Development

Story For All offers storytelling and capacity building trainings geared towards:

  • Students
  • Educators
  • School Administrators
  • Counselors