Story Goals:

  • Support youth leaders in creating impactful personal stories to share for legislative advocacy; with the Department of Children and Families and other provider agencies to improve services; and to educate the public about the needs of youth in the foster care system.

  • Participants gain confidence in their communication and digital media skills.

Collab Solution: 

Our team has facilitated 3 in-person digital storytelling workshops for FYS youth leaders. The stories have been incorporated into a toolkit and are being shared in trainings for providers, agency staff serving youth in care, and potential foster families. 

Stories on A

MissioN

Engage in active community listening.
Empower people to share impactful stories.
Elevate your mission and affect more lives.

We are made up, individually and as cultures, of thousands of stories.

Carlos Fuentes
Mexican Novelist

Stories on a

Mission

Engage in active community listening.
Empower people to share impactful stories.
Elevate your mission and affect more lives.

Grandma left Arkansas on a segregated railroad car and moved to St. Louis. She grew rows and rows of roses in our stately Victorian home that was more than a hundred years old. In me, she cultivated a fierce independence and a deep desire for knowledge.

Dr. Carolyn M. West, Professor
University of Washington, Tacoma
HIGHER EDUCATION

Stories on a

Mission

Engage in active community listening.
Empower people to share impactful stories.
Elevate your mission and affect more lives.

When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape.

Louise Erdrich, USA
American Author

Stories on a

Mission

Engage in active community listening.
Empower people to share impactful stories.
Elevate your mission and affect more lives.

I became chief of staff at the ministry. As the only woman, apparently it was expected that I should be taking notes. When the meetings finished and they asked me for notes, I said, “I’m sorry, I’m not here for that.

Noelia Ruiz, Argentina
Deputy in the House of Deputies in the Province of Buenos Aires
VITAL VOICES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
Leadership

Stories on a

Mission

Engage in active community listening.
Empower people to share impactful stories.
Elevate your mission and affect more lives.

Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Nigerian Author

Why Stories?

Stories resonate with audiences more than data. And WHO gets to tell the story matters.

Supporting people who actually lived the experiences in telling their own stories leads to impactful storytelling and empowering communication initiatives that resonate with your communities and stakeholders.

StoryCollab is a nonprofit organization that inspires and equips individuals and organizations to use first-person storytelling as a tool for social change.

Transformative, First-Person

Storytelling
Experiences.

Stories foster deep community relevance and insights

Inspire advocacy with stories that fuel positive change

Enhance communication and engagement with stakeholders

Authentic, Engaging

Media Products

that inform, educate, advocate, and build leadership and community, such as

A DIGITAL STORYTELLING collection that captures the vast range of birthing experiences to address healthcare disparities and improve maternal health outcomes.

A PODCAST that transforms qualitative data about the unexpected social impacts of the COVID pandemic into fascinating stories for a public audience.

A STORYMAP that weaves together Native American photographs, text, audio, and digital stories tied to a specific, historically changing landscape.

Inspired by People.

Driven By Impact.

With over 15 years of experience, hundreds of innovative projects and a global network of partners. We are your ally and advocate in storytelling.

CLIENT COLLABS

See examples of how we collaborate with our clients on projects and initiatives.

Florida Youth SHINE

is a youth-led organization that empowers current and former youth in foster care to become leaders and advocates within their communities.

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Greater Yamhill Watershed District

is dedicated to helping the local Oregon community be stewards of the lands, waters, fish and wildlife in the Yamhill and Chehalem Valleys.

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Houston Community College System

is the second largest community college system in the USA, and offers affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning.

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We Collab In

EDUCATION
HEALTHCARE
NGO
GOVERNMENT

Featured Stories

Watch stories and listen to podcast episodes created with participants in our facilitated group process.

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IMPACT

Allison and Trauman were amazing. They gave us a really informative, entertaining, and exceptional workshop that lasted for 2 months. That started with virtual sessions to the very last part of the workshop that was held in Morocco. Really loved the progress seen throughout the workshop for myself and fellow trainees.

Taha Frifer, Libya

YES Podcasting workshop

I had an amazing experience during the digital storytelling workshop. Holly and Allison were supportive, kind, and understanding throughout the course. If you plan on telling a digital story, I highly recommend Allison and Holly. Truly inspirational. Thank you so much for helping me craft my story in such a beautiful way!

Huda, USA

Michigan Dept of health and Human Services, Maternal Health

Participating in this storytelling workshop was a great experience! The facilitators were so professional and organized, as well as kind. They were so supportive and patient in walking us through the storytelling process and the finished product was so much more than I could have hoped for.

Hilary Chavez, USA

Virginia Neonatal and Perinatal Collaborative (VNPC)

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Our Process

Our participatory, immersive approach blends strategy, storytelling, and distribution to help you affect more people and impact more lives.

We LISTEN.

Identify your Story Goals. Discover how storytelling can impact your organization or the community you serve.

We Design.

Together we will conceptualize your Story
Strategy and solutions.

We Collaborate.

Create and share stories to activate and inspire your stakeholders and community.