Patient Voices

Patient Voices aggregates the stories produced by in workshops run UK-based Pilgrim Projects, a consulting organization that works with health care providers and recipients to “use video, audio, still images and music to convey patients’, carers’, practitioners’ and managers’ own stories in a unique way.” The stories are produced using the digital storytelling methodology.

Stories URL: http://www.patientvoices.org.uk/stories.htm
Organization or Project Description: About Patient Voices
First Stories Posted: 2006
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Garden Stories

The Chicago Botanic Garden hosts a small collection of approximately 1-minute videos on their website, each of which features a stakeholder at the garden—a volunteer, donor, employee, member, or visitor—speaking about his or her personal connection to the garden.

Stories URL: http://strategicplan.chicagobotanic.org/video
Organization or Project Description: Chicago Botanic Garden Home
First Stories Posted: 2014
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Chicago Charter School Stories

This small collection of digital stories was produced in a service-learning partnership between a course at DePaul University and Chicago International Charter School. Parents and teachers from Chicago-area charter schools created stories that described their personal reasons for attending and teaching in a charter school.

Stories URL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL65EFF94A4BD7ABE9
Organization or Project Description: Chicago International Charter School Home
First Stories Posted: 2012
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Generation Five

Generation Five, a volunteer collaborative, that seeks a Transformative Justice approach to ending child sexual abuse, hosts a small collection of digital stories on their website. The stories, all personal narratives by survivors of abuse or their allies, were produced by Silence Speaks. These are all well-crafted and intense examples of digital stories.

Stories URL: http://www.generationfive.org/resources/digital-stories/
Organization or Project Description: About Generation Five
First Stories Posted: 2013
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Stories of the Girls

This breast cancer awareness and support campaign by Advocate Health Care group features first-person videos by patients. The videos encourage women to take preventative steps against breast cancer and relay details and wisdom about women’s diagnosis and treatment. The videos are shareable, and are accompanied by a range of other campaign materials, including a hashtag and social media presence, as well as information about prevention and treatment.

Stories URL: http://www.storiesofthegirls.com/videos
Organization or Project Description: Stories of the Girls Campaign Home
First Stories Posted: 2013
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Youth Leaders Speak

Youth Leaders Speak is a digital storytelling initiative of GOJoven, a fellowship program for young people in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. GOJoven describes its mission as to “develop and support young leaders and their organizations to advance wellness, education, sustainable development, and civic participation across the globe.” The digital storytelling project, a partnership with the US-based Center for Digital Storytelling and Silence Speaks, happened in 2010. Fourteen stories, each by a youth leader, are archived on the project website. The site is notable for the linked resources that provide context for the stories and clarify best practices for running a story screening session.

Stories URL: http://gojoven.org/digital-stories/
Organization or Project Description: About GoJoven
First Stories Posted: 2010
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Achievement First

Achievement First, a network of public charter schools, maintains a “Profiles” area in the About Us section of its website, which contains primarily written profiles, separated by category (Teachers and Leaders, Students, Parents, Alumni, Network Support, Operations, and Diversity and Inclusion). Each category contains a small set of profiles; these profiles are typically stories of how the person profiled came to be part of Achievement First. In addition to the biographical profiles, all people within each category are asked two common questions. Parents, for example, are asked to describe their favorite aspect of Achievement First and their proudest moment at Achievement First. There are also a few videos sprinkled among these profiles, which are from the organization’s video collection.

Stories URL: http://www.achievementfirst.org/about-us/profiles/teachers-leaders/#
Organization or Project Description: About the Organization
First Stories Posted: 2014
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Communities in Schools

Communities in Schools is a national education nonprofit, and they have an impressive collection of “success stories.” Most are written profiles, but several have been turned into videos and are prominently featured on the organization’s web site. There are stories of both students and site coordinators, and the collection has quite a few stories, which have tags and categories assigned to them, so that visitors can search the site by stories about particular categories of people, locations, and/or certain services provided by Communities in Schools. The stories are also interesting examples of the integration of personal stories with more quantitative data, as each has a location-specific data point attached to it.

Stories URL: http://www.communitiesinschools.org/our-results/success-stories/
Organization or Project Description: Communities in Schools Home Page
First Stories Posted: 2010
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Glover Program Success Stories

The Andrew Glover Youth Program is a New York City-based nonprofit that works with first-time juvenile offenders and other at-risk young people, developing for each young person a tailored plan to develop and avoid future bad decisions and incarceration. The program has a prominently featured “Success Stories” tab on their website, with the stories of eight young Glover Program alumni. The stories are told in a variety of different modes; some are videos, some are text and photo profiles, and some feature text, photos, and a video.

Stories URL: http://www.agyp.org/success_stories
Organization or Project Description: Andrew Glover Youth Program Home Page
First Stories Posted: 2012
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Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children has created a “Why We’re Here” page under a “Stories” tab on their organizational website, which, among several more newsy stories, features the stories of young people helped by care they’ve received at Shriners Hospitals. The stories all feature photos and text, and tell the story of the young person profiled through summary and quotations from family and health providers. A number of the stories also feature short documentary films that are 5-10 minutes long, and give a more in-depth telling of the personal stories. Shriners also has a YouTube playlist with additional patient stories.

Stories URL: http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/en/why-were-here
Organization or Project Description: Shriners Hospitals home page
First Stories Posted: 2011
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