• EDUCATE, EMPOWER, CONNECT, HEAL

    EDUCATE, EMPOWER, CONNECT, HEAL

    Building healthy communities through story

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  • LEGACY, LEADERSHIP, VISION, UNITY

    LEGACY, LEADERSHIP, VISION, UNITY

    Building healthy companies through story

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featured on CBS News

For too many years, the media has repeated the same negative story lines about African American youth. The voices uplifted by our African American Oral History Project and the accompanying book and exhibit, The Griots of Oakland, gave the media something both authentic and positive to report about. Click here to watch the CBS interview with Story For All’s Executive Director, Angela Zusman.

Stories that define an organization

Stories that define an organization
For eight years, a group of teenagers collaborated with policy makers to build a youth center in one of the most neglected parts of the Bay Area. Story For All trained a team of local youth to document the center’s history, partnerships, and best practices to help ensure their legacy, strengthen their brand and community ties, and encourage future collaborations. Click here to watch our work in action.

Stories that transform lives

Stories that transform lives
“Learning to tell my own story, and listen to the stories of others, has totally changed my life and the way I see myself. I had lost my direction, and this project brought me back to who I want to be, and even better.” Our storytelling technology is designed to build self esteem, confidence, and respect. Click here to see the impact of our methodology on project participants, their families, and their communities.

Testimonial

This project and others like it are an opportunity for us all… We learn from one another. We come to understand and love one another. We begin to overcome prejudice and callousness, and we become fuller human beings.

Jean Quan, Mayor of Oakland

This project has totally transformed my life, in every way. I now have a career path and a portfolio for my college applications. I’m not as shy as I was, and I can speak in front of a group – even a group of adults!

Ramiro-Youth Interviewer

We are so grateful and honored that our son has been part of this project. It has brought out all of his best qualities and changed how he sees himself and his opportunities in life.

Parent of AAOHP participant

The video and timeline that you created for us really help to tell our story. I use it all the time in my PR work.

REACH Ashland Youth Center PR team

Story for All is skillfully supporting us to document and share the story of building school health services in Alameda County in a way that is accessible and engaging to our partners. Their experience managing collaborative projects, capturing content, and creating engaging ways to share it is providing critical support to the project.

Policy and Planning Coordinator, Center for Healthy Schools and Communities

The Urban Agriculture Oral History Project is a relevant and timely effort in this era of rapid urban, environmental, and social change. Story For All is the first to tell the story of urban ag in our communities from the inside out, bringing otherwise unheard voices to the forefront of this movement.

Architectural Historian/Preservation Planner and project volunteer