about us

Using the past to thrive in the present.

The trauma that countless people experience during childhood can have devastating consequences on their future. The ClereStory Education Fund (CEF) addresses the emotional wellness needs of young adults, adults, and parents with a history of abuse- emotional, physical, and substance. CEF works with participants to help them identify their trauma induced self-limiting beliefs; learn from them, overcome their influence, and create new empowering narratives about who they can become in the world.

Emotional trauma is a growing epidemic with dire results. According to a study conducted by the 2008 Presidential Task Force on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma in Children and Adolescents, up to 85% of youth in our target population have witnessed community violence, nearly 66% have been the victim of violence, 25% to 43% have been exposed to sexual abuse and 60% of adults have experienced some form of abuse in their childhood. A similar study concluded that anyone who experiences trauma is: 15 times more likely to attempt suicide, 4 times more likely to become and alcoholic, 4 times more likely to inject drugs, and three times more likely to use antidepressant medication.

Using the past to thrive in the present.

The trauma that countless people experience during childhood can have devastating consequences on their future. The ClereStory Education Fund (CEF) addresses the emotional wellness needs of young adults, adults, and parents with a history of abuse- emotional, physical, and substance. CEF works with participants to help them identify their trauma induced self-limiting beliefs; learn from them, overcome their influence, and create new empowering narratives about who they can become in the world.

Emotional trauma is a growing epidemic with dire results. According to a study conducted by the 2008 Presidential Task Force on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma in Children and Adolescents, up to 85% of youth in our target population have witnessed community violence, nearly 66% have been the victim of violence, 25% to 43% have been exposed to sexual abuse and 60% of adults have experienced some form of abuse in their childhood. A similar study concluded that anyone who experiences trauma is: 15 times more likely to attempt suicide, 4 times more likely to become and alcoholic, 4 times more likely to inject drugs, and three times more likely to use antidepressant medication.

What we aim to solve

The ClereStory Education Fund provides stipends and tuition support for students in the U.S. and abroad who are often passed over and ignored. These are students who come from poor communities and are often the first generation of students to attend college in their families. Most will never attend college if someone doesn’t show up.

The ClereStory Educational Fund also known as ClereStory Works is a recognized 501C3 non-profit. Tax ID 27-2777323

Program

ClereConscience

ClereConscience is a healing program that addresses the emotional wellness needs of young adults and parents with a history of abuse – emotional, physical, and substance. ClereConscience works with participants to help them identify their trauma induced self-limiting beliefs, learn from them, overcome their influence, and create a new empowering narrative about who they can become in the world.

Goals

Our goals are to (1) address stigmas associated with therapy as a means for emotional health and wellness (2) in 2018 educate 3,000 participants in our workshops on the importance of emotional health and wellness (3) help survivors of emotional and physical abuse heal their trauma induced narratives by healing their stories to live a life of meaning and purpose (3) provide professional therapists and clinical psychologist with opportunities for greater exposure with new audience and connecting more people with their services.

Strategy

Conduct emotional health and wellness seminars and workshops in nine cities across the US (2) provide participants with an emotional health and wellness toolkit (3) partner therapist and survivors of trauma to deliver workshop content (4) engage seminar and workshop participants in the process of healing their personal stories through proven therapeutic practices offered by therapists (5) provide participants with free resources that address the importance of emotional health and wellness as well as therapy.

Capabilities

We are in partnership with therapists and clinical psychology to deliver seminars and workshop; we are partnership with survivors of trauma to share their stories of healing; we are using social media and testimonials from religious leaders who talk about therapy for the purpose of confronting stigmas; our founder Romal Tune has written a book that addresses how he has used therapy as a means to heal the trauma narratives in his personal story.

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