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 [...]

Updates on Care for Community Builders Retreats

Beginning in 2022, The Hearth received funding from the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, and the Carpenter Foundation to pilot practices that increase healing, resiliency, and sustainability for those community members who serve the public. In collaboration with Trauma Informed Oregon, we are piloting a series of “Care [...]

By |2023-07-20T15:16:42-07:00Jun 26, 2023|Care for Community Builders Retreats, News, The Hearth|

2023 Certificate in Community Storytelling!

We love our community builders! This past spring we held our first IN-PERSON Certificate in Community Storytelling training in four years! So beautiful to share space with educators, faith leaders, nonprofit administrators, artists, therapists, activists, and other community builders. In addition, last March we facilitated our first of two online [...]

By |2023-06-26T14:08:37-07:00Jun 26, 2023|Certificate in Community Storytelling, News, The Hearth|

From The Jefferson Exchange on JPR: Ashland storyteller advocates telling stories for all, in a new book

Listen to the Jefferson Exchange Interview Here Maybe an adult said this to you as a kid: "I don't want to hear your little story." Ouch. That attitude can be just as hurtful between adults, and there are lots of people in today's world who just don't want to [...]

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