Our Tomorrows: Sharing Your Story to Help Build a Better Tomorrow
Every family’s story is different. The experiences that we share with those closest to us become our own story, but can also resonate for generations to come. Stories are powerful. They shape the way we view the world and how we view our role in making the world a better place for all of us.
Our Tomorrows Project
This summer, CPPR set a goal of gathering 1,000 stories about families. These can be stories of families that are truly thriving…or merely just surviving. There’s much to be learned from all kinds of stories with all kinds of outcomes. The stories we collect may be used to shape policy and programming decisions in your community and across the country.
Sharing a story is easy, and we’d love for you to contribute!
What about a time when your family, or a family you know was just barely surviving or was really struggling? How was that different? Who were the people who helped the family get through that difficult period? Were there any community programs that really helped the family pull through?
And, by the way, you don’t need to be a parent, or have young children to participate. We want to hear from families of all kinds, so please join us in our quest to build better tomorrows for families by submitting your story today at bit.ly/OurTomorrows!
Thank you Keil & Amanda for contributing to Ideas in Motion!
Keil earned his Master’s degree in Peace Studies from the UN-Mandated University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica. He is an Assistant Researcher at the Center for Public Partnerships and Research at the University of Kansas. You can find Keil’s other writings on conflict resolution, peace, and politics on his blog, Octaguante or on Twitter.
Amanda earned her Master’s degree in Digital Content Strategy at the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS. She works primarily on the Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals project along with communications across the Center. You can find her writing on travel, food, photography, and other interests on her website at AmandaNWoodward.com and follow her on Twitter.
Actionables are showing phenomenal progress! In this second video of the Community Action Lab Update series, you'll discover what unexpected lessons and skills our partners are learning across 46 Actionables, how youth are engaging in these initiatives and...
Our Tomorrows partners are currently implementing 46 Actionables statewide. In just two months, these locally-driven initiatives have made a big splash in their communities and are showing signs of growing momentum, engagement, and positive change. Watch the video below for an exciting update on Community Action Lab progress, what our partners have learned so far, and ways to get involved. Each of us can make a difference for Kansas families!