Community & Service 24 Mar 2021

Creating community and belonging through storytelling

By CIS Communications
Photograph by CIS Communications

In a culturally diverse community like CIS, everyone has a unique story to tell. With over 70 nationalities, there are many who are considered third culture kids (TCK). These are people who grow up in a culture that is different from their parents’ or even the nationality they identify with. 

Ruth Yoneda, ELL (English Language Learners) teacher says, “CIS has people from all over the world with similar ideas and values. We may appear different but we all share the same experiences, feelings and challenges. I hope that by sharing our TCKs’ unique life experiences through different forms of expression like art and storytelling, I can give our community a sense of belonging.” 

If you’d like to share your experiences and feelings about being a TCK, please email Ruth. Otherwise, enjoy this beautiful collection of stories that our Lakeside students and parents wrote about who they are as well as their personal experiences and feelings.