YourStory International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
challenging the traditional models of international aid by empowering
communities to create their own sustainable social and economic change.
Our model of aid involves designing programs based on local perspectives
and leadership, as well as our own ethnographic research. Together,
these programs take a holistic approach to community empowerment by
advancing areas such as health, business development, and education.
YourStory embraces a startup mentality, preserving the flexibility
necessary to deliver aid directly to local partners where it can have an
immediate impact. Although YourStory was only founded in July of 2014,
we have already conducted several trips to Pont Morel and Leogane in
Haiti, and plan to establish a permanent, fully-staffed community center
in the near future. Additionally, YourStory recently completed a pilot
STEM education camp in Jonestown, Mississippi, and plans to host the
camp again next year in conjunction with our local partner organization.
With a rapidly-expanding volunteer base, YourStory looks forward to
pioneering new approaches to community empowerment as well as
maintaining strong, lasting relationships with our local partners.