- Active mission To mobilize communities at risk to tell their stories.
- Opportunity Storytelling can be a powerful management tool in participatory diagnostics between community and corporation, between new residents and old, between public and private interests.
- Transformation occurs in making visible what’s invisible, by changing our perspectives on what and how we see, and discovering what we can do about it. Strategic storytelling allows us to identify a global trend or problem and use our own stories to find local, innovative solutions.
- Key differentiation Our model is relationship-based and promotes long term, sustainable change. We work in local languages on local stories. Our process is scaleable and repeatable. Our team is small, and the effect of our work is personal and lasting, enhancing self-esteem and empowerment within the community.
STRATEGIC STORYTELLING. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. PARTICIPATORY ANALYSIS. COMMUNITY IMPACT SELF-ASSESSMENT. MULTILINGUAL APPROACH.
HISTORY OF COMMUNITIES AT RISK
Communities disappear through gentrification, forced removals, major infrastructure projects, pollution. We help keep alive the sense of belonging and history by preserving memory and storytelling. By telling and recording their stories communities become self-aware; neighborly conversation leads to reduced conflict, engaged citizenship, social action, and community sustainability.