The Telling Project
March 13, 2010
I have been lucky enough to be a performer and project director for the first Production in Eugene, OR. I have also performed for the NASPA conference in Seattle, Washington and the Service Nation Mission Serve event in Washington D.C. I'm currently the Program Director for the Starkville, MS Telling Production and just recently spoke as a presenter at the Northwest Network Conference at Portland State University.
My experience with the Telling Project has been a positive one. I have seen veterans and dependents grow as leaders and seen first hand civilians reevaluate their views on the military, veterans, and the current conflicts. As a Director for a student veterans organization I wanted a Project that gathered veterans together to share their experiences, challenge and provide the community to listen and gain new perspectives, address the generalizations that are bestowed on veterans, gather veterans from multiple campaigns to hear each others stories, and assist in the fight of PTSD and reintegration of our veterans.
The Telling Project does all of these things in an innovative way; and I can't thank the Telling Project enough for taking the initiative to encourage veterans to share their stories to the community.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
seeing the creation of long lasting friendships and networking between veterans of multiple generations and challenging civilians to look at veterans as individuals and not one generalization.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Passionate, innovative, and supportive leaders. These men and women gave up so much time and effort to make a successful production. They are very flexible to adjust to our schedules and understand the chaos of everyday life.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
not only be sustainable but allow us to achieve our 50 state initiative goal, by having multiple Telling Production in every state. Encourage and fund veterans to join the Telling Project team. Create an interactive website that networked veterans.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I was a performer, project director, and volunteer.