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May 12, 2010

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May 12, 2010

Lenora Ucko has worked tirelessly over the past ten years to bring this concept of using folk stories to different groups to help them work through their issues. She has shown that no matter where they are from or how long ago it was, people are basically the same and have dealt with the issues of the human personality. This concept has been efffective in reaching across a broad band of the population. Being a not for profit, Lenora is constantly seeking funding to keep StoriesWork in operation as I see on a daily basis from doing the accounting. She relies heavily on volunteers and to my knowledge has never receive any compensation for her work. She is constantly adjusting her approach to reach differenct needs in the community. The latest approach is Child Obesity. Previous to that was abused women.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by sitting in on their workshops and seeing the dialog that takes place among the participants.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 10, 2010

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May 10, 2010

Having known and admired Dr.Ucko for many years I have been most interested in her inventive approach to using folktales to shed light on the personal experiences of individuals. This involves letting people work out their own interpretations of these stories and to see how they might apply to their own situation. This is done in a group context with lively discussions by participants, without preestablsihed conclusions or preaching. The method leads to self-discovery and insight without confessions or accusations. The results of this method have been found helpful both by a range of agencies and a variety of participants. This valuable work is in urgent need of support and most worthy of it. Erika Bourguignon, Ph,D.,Anthropologist,Professor emerita, The Ohio Sytate University

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Not in personal terms

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The effect of the story telling on the participants.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

These people are highly involved and devoted to their work. Their particpantion contributes to the development of their own skills.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do more to train staff and volunteers and develop greater outreach.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 9, 2010

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May 9, 2010

Thsi course was planned to help the students undertand their own life culture and to develop self-awareness, vital to professional social work skill and to human growth. Leanora Ucko was the mentor for the full-time faculty members who were teaching the course. Through this experience I came to appreciate her remarkable knowledge and caring.i got in touch with her when I heard about StoriesWork.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the teaching of social work students.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have only the deepest regard for the work of this organization.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The periodic mailings with reports and news of activities.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I know only Leanora Ucko for whom I have great admiration and affection.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make grat community changes.

Ways to make it better...

I lived nearer and could get news directly.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I am sure that much of the work being done is with very low income.

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I feel that money sent to this organization is very wise indeed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

May 8, 2010

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May 8, 2010

StoriesWork is a groundbreaking organization pioneered by its founder and Executive Director Lenora Ucko. Using her impressive academic credentials, dedication to social justice and deep understanding of people she created a brilliant and highly effective concept for helping people who might otherwise not have been able to access needed social services. Beth Rabinove Her organization has an impressive track record and should receive national exposure as well as ongoing financial support for its mission.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading the success stories in regular newsletters.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 5, 2010

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May 5, 2010

I was welcomed with open arms to volunteer with StoriesWork. I was on the business development committee and helped edit the official StoriesWork Interactive Storytelling Manual for training purposes. I have done research on grant opportunities and even represented the organization at the North Carolina Humanities Council Grant Award Winners meeting. I have worked with another volunteer in publicizing StoriesWork story telling sessions and hosting a table at the Alamance County Community College cultural fair. I have grown as a person during my experiences with this organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

using the stories with my own family and seeing the results.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being able to be used in various capacities.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

intelligent and constructive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

GO ALL OVER THE WORLD!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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