Storytelling Arts

Contact: Karen Lavallen, Executive Director
(Mercer County)

Storytelling Arts, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing stories and the power of storytelling to classrooms, educators, and community organizations. Founded in 1996, Storytelling Arts’ professional storytellers have had an extensive impact on learning, teaching, and community building through long-term programs that are particularly effective for meeting the needs of low-income, special needs, and at-risk populations. Storytelling Arts, Inc. mission is to impart stories and storytelling to help students connect learning with life skills.

Our professional storytelling programs have been in schools, juvenile detention centers, youth shelters and community organizations throughout New Jersey -- programs that serve both teachers and students by opening the door to literacy in a unique and resonant way. Programs include assemblies and performances for large audiences, individual mentoring sessions for teachers and storytellers, in-class residencies for schools and community agencies, and professional development workshops. SAI tailors its programs to meet the needs of each site, considering characteristics of the population served and goals of the program. For more information on our storytellers and programs, visit our website or contact Karen Lavallen, Executive Director, at 609-430-1922 or by email at

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Member since: 11/11