Saturday, November 17, 2012

Clara Wainwright at Community Learning Center

“Mending Baghdad,” a recent quilt by Clara Wainwright

Clara Wainwright, fabric and celebration artist, is working with ESOL students and a teacher at the Community Learning Center. The students will create a fabric hanging to express their own cultures and experiences.  This will be hung in the CLC’s new building; we hope to feature the CLC "quilt" at StoryStream Cambridge’s tent at the 2013 Cambridge River Festival, and to present some of the contributing artists to tell the story of their contributions.

SSC Grant for Family Shelter Workshops

Dr. Lani Peterson
The Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund has awarded StoryStream Cambridge a generous grant for Healing Through Stories at Hildebrand.  This grant will support storytelling workshops for parents at the family shelters in Cambridge served by Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center.  

Dr. Lani Peterson, psychologist and professional storyteller, will lead six evening workshops.  In addition, she will present an overview of this project to the entire agency staff on November 20. She will also present two additional workshops for the Hildebrand Cambridge staff who are directly assisting the parents at the family shelters.  Workshops with the parents will begin after the New Year.

Jen Baily Joins StoryStream Board

Jen Baily, new SSC Board Member

We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Baily is a new member of the StoryStream Cambridge Board of Directors.  Jen is the Coordinator of the Literacy Initiative of the Agenda for Children, co-chair of the Baby University Steering Committee and frequently offers storytelling workshops.  

Jen's energy, know-how, and fine understanding of the Cambridge community will make an excellent addition to StoryStream's activities.