Story Banks

These story banks are collections of video or written personal accounts of low-income people. Made for public use, these stories can be used as a tool and resource for advocates and policymakers to get first hand accounts of how policies and programs, or the lack of them, are experienced by individuals and families. Organizations with differing perspectives are developing story banks on a wide range of topics.

1000 Voices Archive–Family Values @ Work Campaign

Advocates for Ohio’s Future

Equal Voice for America’s Families

Hunger in Your Community: Real Stories–Feeding America

Invisible People

Moms Rising Member Stories

My Debt Story–EARN

One Away–Campaign for Elder Economic Security

Our American Story–Half in Ten Campaign & Coalition on Human Needs

Our American Story: Personal Stories on the War on Poverty’s Legacy–Half in Ten

Over 50 and Out of Work

Paper Plate Project

Promise Gallery–America’s Promise Alliance

Sick and Fired: Why We Need Earned Sick Days to Boost the Economy–Family Values @ Work

SNAP Works: Real Stories of How SNAP is Helping American Families–No Kid Hungry Share Our Strength

Stories of Hope–Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Stories of Hope–Poverty USA

Voices from the Front Lines–Family Values @ Work

Voices of Poverty