Activating Your Story

This is the third introductory blog post to The Power in Story, our upcoming three-part series exploring learning and transformation through story. Designed and facilitated by Chrissie Orr, co-founder of El Otro Lado and the Institute for Living Story, and Aaron Stern, Academy Founder and President, the series is for people working with story across disciplines and applications and recognize the capacity of…

The Power in Story Experience

This is the second introductory blog post to The Power in Story, our upcoming three-part series exploring learning and transformation through story. Designed and facilitated by Chrissie Orr, co-founder of El Otro Lado and the Institute for Living Story, and Aaron Stern, Academy Founder and President, the series is for people working with story across disciplines and applications and recognize the capacity of…

An Introduction to The Power in Story Series

The Academy for the Love of Learning is excited to announce our upcoming three-part series exploring learning and transformation through story: The Power in Story. Designed and facilitated by Chrissie Orr, co-founder of El Otro Lado and the Institute for Living Story, and Aaron Stern, Academy Founder and President, the series is for people working with story…

A Year End Message from Aaron Stern

Academy Founder and President Aaron Stern shares a year end message with emergent Academy news for 2019. Dear Friends,  As the year comes to a close, I am writing, as is my annual tradition, to share news of the past year at the Academy and to invite you to join with us in imagining and…

EOL Welcomes a New Cohort

As El Otro Lado embarks on its 10th year, we are delighted to be piloting our new El Otro Lado Schools & Community training program. El Otro Lado brings comprehensive, arts-rich experiences to classrooms, communities, and organizations. The program hosts workshops and trainings throughout the year for the current cohort co-facilitation teams of teachers, community…

KRQE Reports on Lifesongs and the Homecoming Concert

Sara Yingling of KRQE News speaks with Acushla Bastible, Director and Co-Founder of Lifesongs, Veteran Billie Russell, and Lifesongs artist Nathan Dunton about the healing experience of storytelling and songwriting and our concert: Homecoming: Songs and Stories of Service on Friday, October 26th at the James A. Little Theatre. “That is the vision of the…

KSFR Talks with Acushla Bastible

KSFR’s John Shannon who covers Veteran’s Affairs spoke with Acushla Bastible, Director and Co-Founder of Lifesongs, about Lifesongs and their upcoming concert on Friday, October 26th: Homecoming: Songs and Stories of Service. Listen to the full interview on KSFR’s website by clicking here. Photograph of Orlando Vigil, Lifesongs Veteran participant, and Jordan Wax, composer, by Don…

Lifesongs Homecoming Campaign

Lifesongs is an intergenerational arts project and a celebration of the human journey through music, poetry and dance. Lifesongs provides opportunities for meaningful and creative exchange between people of different ages, genders, race and life experiences, fostering communities of care and restoring dignity through stories and connection. Through intergenerational collaboration, transformative storytelling, and community capacity…

Lenny’s Living Legacy Program Book

Thank you to all who joined us on August 25th in celebrating 20 years of the Academy for the Love of Learning and Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday! We wanted to share a piece of the event with you all that were not able to attend in our Lenny’s Living Legacy program book, Reflection and Emergence….

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