Our Projects

The Echo of the Beginning: Gathering Birth Stories

Working together with the Zaagichigaazowin Home Visiting Program at the Red Cliff Community Health Center and Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin, we gathered local stories about birth and parenthood. Local public health leader and former Digital Storytelling participant, Isaiah Brokenleg joined Jen to co-facilitate. We held a three-day workshop in the health clinic, helped

Environmental Impact: The Ironwood Tree Experience

This digital storytelling workshop series with participants from the Ironwood Tree Experience in Tucson provided a way for the youth to reflect on their time engaging with nature through their programs.  Whether discovering something new about the environment during a field-trip to Costa Rica or discovering something about themselves and the beauty that comes from realizing that

Digital Storytelling with Community Health Workers

We trained staff members from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to create, teach and promote digital storytelling in their communities. After creating their own stories, those participants had opportunities to work as Creative Narrations co-facilitators and coaches during a “Train-the-Trainer” series of workshops that followed. They have since gone on to facilitate dozens of trainings on

PhotoVoice for Agricultural Resilience

  A group of local farmers in Snohomish County, WA participated in this project with us in April-May 2017. They developed key questions around the theme of resiliency, learned photography tips, took photos in response to the prompts and discussed their images with each other.  Finally, they developed written reflections and prioritized further action based

The Voices of Classroom Teachers

Teachers’ voices are often not heard beyond the classroom and are critical to shaping the public’s understanding of the education system and the need to re-imagine learning. In partnership with CommunityShare, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, The University of Arizona Poetry Center and City Center for Collaborative Learning, Creative Narrations offered a 4-day professional

Storytelling for College and Career Readiness

We are continuing our life-long and life-deep work with Adult Education in Arizona. Since 2006, we have partnered with Pima Community College ABECC and the Arizona Department of Education through an annual Digital Storytelling Institute. The focus of these stories is college and career readiness. It’s a perfect fit. We know that digital storytelling is

Credit: Kathleen Dreier Photography

What Moves You?/¿Qué te Mueve?

We recently partnered with Living Streets Alliance as part of their Complete Streets policy campaign. Because policy work is rather abstract, LSA thought it was essential to highlight the “human aspect” of the policy and bring the authentic voices of a diverse group of Tucsonans into this campaign. They also wanted to show how transportation