The Miracle of Community: Reflections on 2024 Community Storytelling Training

On the edge of the Columbia Gorge forty-one strangers from fourteen states gathered to learn the skills and sensibilities of community-building. Together we sat in a large circle. Together we learned how to listen, how to speak, how to breathe, how to laugh, how to name difficult truths, how to [...]

Belonging: Facilitating Community Conversations with Willamette University

One by one community members from the Nestucca Valley School District taped their yellow piece of construction paper on the back wall forming a circle of sun rays. On each paper was written a word or phrase representing what a person wanted to remember after sharing stories with others: [...]

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Stories of our Graduates: Christy da Rosa – 2022 Certificate in Community Storytelling

“I didn’t expect to cry so much.” Christy da Rosa laughed. Since her experience as a social worker focusing on community mental health and undergoing her own burnout in the process, Christy has been interested in working with trauma on a daily basis. Now as a PhD student and research [...]

Answering your FAQ’s about our Certificate in Community Storytelling Training

Answering your FAQ’s about our Certificate in Community Storytelling Training: From our Operations Director, Susannah Cole Q: Does it matter if I don’t have a “significant” story to share? A: Everyone has a story to tell. There is no such thing as a story too small or insignificant [...]

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