What is empathy?

What is empathy?

Some of our wonderful supporters, teachers, students, and staff tackle the question at the heart of our work.

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Watch our National Magazine Award-winning Documentary

In addition to the late December cover story, we partnered with New York magazine to produce a mini-documentary on our Empathy into Action pilot project. On February 7, the video won the National Magazine Award.

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One Minute Weeklies

Want to learn more about Narrative 4? Each week, Narrative 4’s One Minute Weekly brings you stories from N4’s teachers, students and writers around the globe. Last week: Narrative 4’s collaboration with Crossing the Divide allows for incredible footage of the story exchange.

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What's Happening Now

Trading Places: Narrative 4 Unites Students from Appalachia and New York, Addressing Economic, Cultural, Political, Social and Other Divides.

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Meet N4 Ambassadors: Student Leaders of Tomorrow

N4 builds the next generation of leaders by helping them tell their stories and change the world. Meet some of our educators and students.
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Story Exchanges

The core methodology behind Narrative 4 is the story exchange, an exercise in which individuals are randomly paired off and each shares a story that in some way defines him or her. Afterwards, each is responsible for telling the other’s story, taking on the persona of his or her partner and telling the story in the first person. The story exchange builds our participants’ capacity for empathy and action.

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Global Summit

Our fifth annual global arts leadership summit was held June 24-28 in Belfast. Designed to broaden the impact and reach of Narrative 4, the summit continued to explore the role that stories, storytellers, and story-based arts programs have to play in our culture.

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