Poetry to the People: A BookMobile Tour

Tomorrow is the beginning of our 1,800- mile journey with House of SpeakEasy where we are traveling to 10 cities during the next 10 days to bring books and poetry to readers. We will be delivering books to undeserved communities and partners along the way on workshops, story exchanges, readings and more. The tour will…

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Empathy Machines

HOW WE’RE CONNECTING… With Diverse New Partnerships Stories can be larger than life, or at least as large!  In April, we took our mission of breaking down barriers and shattering stereotypes to another level by launching partnerships with Shared_Studios and now with the Charles Koch Foundation. Together, we’re piloting a new initiative based on immigration and identity that allows us to foster empathy between…

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Leading with Empathy

May 4, 2018 WHO WE’RE WATCHING: N4 student leaders from NY and PA joining forces… Narrative 4 student leaders from University Heights High School (UHHS) in the Bronx, New York and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania united last week to share best practices and exchange stories. The UHHS students traveled from the…

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Students and police exchange stories on CBS Evening News

Breaking news … Narrative 4’s work to break down barriers between students and police officers was featured on the CBS Evening News! University Heights High School, a long-time N4 partner, collaborated with the New York Police Department to help begin to shatter the stereotypes urban youth feel towards police, and vice versa.

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Studying the Impact of Stories

November 4, 2016 One of Narrative 4’s fundamental tenets is that empathy shapes and changes the nature of our lives. We believe that the story exchange builds empathy, which, in the words of our founders, “expands the lungs of the world.” By participating in N4 story exchanges, one class of Iona College (New York) students is learning what it means to be empathic…

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