We are the leading storytelling training organization in the world. The Center for International Training, Education, and Development (CITED) is a non-profit training center in the U.S. founded by award-winning journalist and filmmaker, Gita Pullapilly.

Our Services

Your Story Starts Here


Today’s journalists are overworked, have few resources, and limited time to research and study key issues. We work with award-winning journalists and leading experts in global health, poverty, welfare, and criminal justice to provide a greater understanding of key issues. Our journalists leave with advanced training that deepens their understanding of important current social issues.


We all have stories and life experiences that are meaningful, as well as impactful. Yet, in order to deliver the most powerful message, to change perceptions, and influence our leaders, we must tell the right story. Our team works with NGOs and advocates of critical social issues to hone and structure their message, creating change.


Success comes from the right team, and the right advocates championing the cause. Through our elite network of contacts, we work to build key champions around social issues who match the passion, energy, and commitment needed to create positive change. Our network is a key step to garnering international attention for critical social issues today.

"Tell me the facts and I'll learn. Tell me the truth and I'll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in the heart forever."