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Builds Power


Center for Story-based Strategy (CSS) is a national movement-building organization dedicated to harnessing the power of narrative for social change.

We offer training and strategic support to social justice organizations and alliances to change the story on the issues that matter most.

What is Story-based Strategy?


Our TRAININGS prepare change-makers working on many issues to imagine, facilitate and execute story-based strategies with community leadership.

We work in PARTNERSHIP with frontline groups to facilitate an analysis of narrative power, develop imagination and implement visions for change.

Meet our people, all our people.



The Sandbox

A one-day event that builds our movements' capacity to imagine, create and distribute exciting visual messages.


Have you seen this image before? Could there be more to this story? What other stories could we create?

Resistance Bingo

Download bingo cards in English, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese, and get ready to join the resistance!