Writing

Story series

CenterScene, The California Endowment (20062012). Series of 20 consecutive cover stories, in addition to other content, by Sylvia Sukop.

Community Success Stories, Healthy Eating, Active Communities, an initiative of The California Endowment and Partnership for the Public’s Health (2010). Series of 20 stories by Sylvia Sukop.

Winning Strategies in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2011). Series of 19 stories by Sylvia Sukop.

Transformation: 20062007 Report, The California Endowment (2008). Four “Stories from Our Grantees” by Sylvia Sukop.

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Advocacy and training

“Communicating for Change: The Media as a Tool for Community Advocates,” CenterScene, The California Endowment (Winter 2007). Cover story by Sylvia Sukop.

Evaluating for Change: Getting the Value Out of Evaluation, The California Endowment (2009). Handbook written by Peter J. York, Shao-Chee Sim and PeiYao Chen of TCC Group, Sylvia Sukop, and the National Community Development Institute.

Storytelling Approaches to Program Evaluation: An IntroductionThe California Endowment (2007). How-to guide adapted by Sylvia Sukop from an original report by Joseph Tobin and Gustavo E. Fischman.

Writing Your Story, Healthy Eating, Active Communities (2010), an initiative of The California Endowment and Partnership for the Public’s Health. How-to guide written by Sylvia Sukop.

Cultural and educational programs

Americans and Their Family Stories, Skirball Cultural Center (2009). One of six museum pre-visit teacher’s guides edited by Sylvia Sukop.

Experiential Learning at Valley Performing Arts Center [VIDEO], California State University, Northridge (2011). News story written and produced by Sylvia Sukop.

Food Fight! Youth Advocates Transform Community Food Environments, The California Endowment (2008). Photography and video exhibition highlighting young people’s stories from four California cities — Anderson, Fresno, Baldwin Park, and South Los Angeles. Gallery wall text and promotional materials written by Sylvia Sukop.

Getty Trust Report 2004–2005, J. Paul Getty Trust (2006). Writer: Sylvia Sukop.

Gilead Sciences and Cornerstone Theater Company: Unlikely corporate-nonprofit partnership harnesses the power of collaborative theater to improve HIV treatment in the African American community, Network of Ensemble Theaters (2009). Case study written by Sylvia Sukop.

“New Facilities Infused with Experiential Learning: Inside the Valley Performing Arts Center,” CSUN’s Northridge magazine (2011). Feature story written by Sylvia Sukop.

StoryLines Project, Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim, Los Angeles (2011). A series of writing workshops co-developed and co-led by Sylvia Sukop.

The Way We See It: L.A. Teens on Immigration, Skirball Cultural Center and Facing History, Facing Ourselves (2008). Photography exhibition brochure edited by Sylvia Sukop.

Writing with Personas, youth writing workshop at 826LA (2009), co-developed and co-led by PEN Emerging Voices Fellows Erika Ayon, Rachelle Cruz, Thi Dao, Sylvia Sukop, and Marissa Tinloy.

Essays and reviews

“Beating Cancer, One Screening at a Time,” The Huffington Post (June 25, 2010). Personal essay by Sylvia Sukop on her family’s experience with colon cancer.

“Early Harvest,” Obit-Mag (August 14, 2010). Personal essay by Sylvia Sukop, winner of national contest co-sponsored by The Rubin Museum of Art and Killing the Buddha magazine.

EXHIBIT A and the Incremental Power of Puppet Theater to Animate Hidden Histories,” REDCAT (2012). Essay by Sylvia Sukop published in conjunction with REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival.

“Ghosts of Photography — and of Bunker Hill — Past” (2010). Essay by Sylvia Sukop on Robert Frank’s 1956 photographs of Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill neighborhood, how five vintage prints came home to L.A. and what the artist’s work means for the dying art of documentary.

“How I Made My Alma Mater Matter,” Bucknell magazine (2010). Personal essay by Sylvia Sukop on an unexpected outcome of volunteering with the Posse Foundation.

“Radical Puppeteers: Susan Simpson, Janie Geiser, and the Experimental Theater Art of Automata,” Flaunt magazine #106 (2009). Feature story by Sylvia Sukop.

“She Said Yes, but the Government Said No,” The Huffington Post (May 11, 2009). Personal essay by Sylvia Sukop on steps forward and back in the fight for marriage equality.

“The Knowledge We Produce: Pato Hebert’s Inordinate Coordinates,” California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco (publication forthcoming in 2012). Exhibition essay by Sylvia Sukop.

“The Power of Words, Pictures, and People: Reflections on Oxfam Communications,” book chapter in Change not Charity: Essays on Oxfam America’s First 40 Years, Oxfam America (2010). Essay by Sylvia Sukop on her six defining years at Oxfam.

“Transamericana: From Folk Roots Up and Out,” The Huffington Post (January 15, 2010). Music review by Sylvia Sukop of the gender-unbound musical duo Coyote Grace.

“Vaughan Rachel: The Photographer’s Art and Life with Alan Kaprow,” Flaunt magazine #93 (2008). In-depth interview with the artist, featuring never-before published photographs from her private collection.


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