Educating the Individual, the family and community.
Where the personal story can be safely explored and expressed.
Ashlar Center for Narrative Arts is an arts driven non-profit organization designed to serve the Personal Story. In our workshops people create their narratives in various media. Additionally, we have a selection of easily adapted self-care practices that are necessary to foster resilience.
We have learned over the years that the most powerful and underused resource in our communities are its "ordinary" people. So, our goal is empowering people to create the means to tell and share their stories in a culturally relevant way -- a collaborative model one in which we are all students and learners. Learning about and respecting cultural practices is very important and is our growing edge. We are very interested in how different communities and cultures meet the challenges of being human. We, community members and Ashlar associates come together to create supportive and sustainable life affirming models based in telling and honoring the personal story.
Our goal is to nurture relationship, encourage learning and teaching through community involvement. We are committed to creating a climate of well-being and providing lay people the means to become Narrative Arts Facilitators where it would best serve them and their communities.