Tag Archives: related resources

Stories with related resources include, in close proximity to the collection of stories or to individual stories, downloadable or click-able resources.

Vital Stories Interactive

Vital Voices describes their mission as to “to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.” The organization features many stories of such extraordinary women (see also Vital Voices), and this interactive site encourages visitors to explore individual women’s stories in greater depth. Each ‘featured voice’ includes a video, slideshow of captioned photos, and links to related content.

Stories URL: http://stories.vitalvoices.org
Organization or Project Description: Vital Voices Home
First Stories Posted: 2010
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1 in 3

The 1 in 3 campaign takes its name from the statistic that 1 in 3 women will have an abortion during their lifetime. It collects written and video testimonials by women who have had abortions, and describes its rationale as so: “By encouraging women who have had abortions to end their silence, share their stories, and start a new and more personal conversation about abortion in our society, the 1 in 3 Campaign will help create a more enabling cultural environment for the policy and legal work of the abortion rights movement.” The campaign is a project of Advocates for Youth, an organization focused on reproductive and sexual health for young people in the US and globally. The written stories are aggregated into a book.

Stories URL: http://www.1in3campaign.org/en/
Organization or Project Description: About the Project
First Stories Posted: 2014
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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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You Can Go

You Can Go is a collection of video narratives told by students who overcame financial obstacles that can keep students from attending college. The stories are featured prominently on the You Can Go website, a campaign that resulted from a partnership between the College Board and The Education Conservancy. Each video is broken into shorter snippets, and the highlights of each student’s story is summarized in text. Site visitors can sort the stories by key obstacles to college access, including cost and grades. The College Board later incorporated some of these stories into their College Board’s Big Future campaign.

Stories URL: http://youcango.collegeboard.org/stories
Organization or Project Description: NY Times Article about the Project
First Stories Posted: 2011
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Banyan Tree Project

The Banyan Tree Project is described as “a national social marketing campaign to stop HIV/AIDS-related stigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.” The project is an initiative of the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center, and many of the stories were created with funding of the CDC and the Office of Minority Health Resource Center. The site hosts over thirty digital stories, sortable by theme. Most stories are told in English, but several are told in the storyteller’s native language. The site also enables visitors to upload written testimonials, though there are few of these as of late 2014.

Stories URL: http://banyantreeproject.org/wp2014/stories-videos/
Organization or Project Description: Website of the Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center
First Stories Posted: 2012
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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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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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Bucknell Stories

Bucknell University has done sophisticated work with personal stories for some time; it won a 2010 Webby Award for its virtual tour, which led prospective students through an online tour of the university and its people, guided by the particular student’s interests. In 2014, the university revamped its website to include substantial collections of personal experience narratives from students, faculty, and alumni. While the story collection isn’t searchable, each student story is accompanied by links to the student’s department(s) and interests at Bucknell, allowing prospective students and other audiences to access a lot of information about the university through the interests of its students.

Stories URL: http://www.bucknell.edu/profiles.html
Organization or Project Description: Project developer's case study
First Stories Posted: 2014
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I’m First

I’m First is an online community where first-generation college students and aspiring first-generation students can share testimonials that offer advice for other first-generation students. The collection contains everything from user-submitted webcam videos to a professionally produced video of Michelle Obama sharing her advice. The site is also an online community, with a blog and links to information about colleges that support first-generation students.

Stories URL: http://www.imfirst.org/
Organization or Project Description: About the Sponsoring Organization
First Stories Posted: 2013
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