The Chicago Stories Project is the community engagement arm of Stories Matter Foundation. Encompassing our “classes on the road” program, StoryArc, as well as library partnerships, scholarships, and sponsorships, the Chicago Stories Project works to amplify voices from underserved communities in Chicago and the region. 

We bring workshops for children, teens, and adults to neighborhoods and communities throughout Chicagoland via our StoryArc program. These classes include creative writing, live storytelling, therapeutic writing, bilingual writing skills, or a custom-designed program delivered at your location, on Zoom, or at our Ravenswood studio. Funding options are available. 

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Stories Matter Foundation is proud to offer financial assistance for many of our classes and events. The Doro Boehme and Dana Wood Chaney funds support book writers, and the Youth fund helps bring kids to summer camp. We are also pleased to sponsor, support, and partner with organizations, workshops, and events whose mission and purpose we believe in.

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Help us continue providing storytelling access to communities in Chicago and the surrounding region.


Let’s work together! Contact us to learn more about partnering with us.