Seattle University has partnered with major storytelling nonprofits to gather local stories about family homelessness.
Nine wonderful storytellers took to the stage in June 2018 to dispel myths about homelessness at "Ignite Project Homeless." We partnered with the Project Homeless team at The Seattle Times to recruit and train storytellers and invited the community to come and listen. In a packed Pigott Auditorium, our audience heard stories of courage, compassion and resilience.
Learn more about them and watch the Facebook Live recording.
The Pongo Poetry method teaches people how to use poetry to work through traumatic experiences, and in 2017-18 we've been partnering with Pongo to bring this to schoolchildren in Washington state. Through a partnership with Schoolhouse Washington, four middle schools won grants to host a Pongo-style program at their schools. Find out more on our Portfolio Site.