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TATIP Alum Nabila Lovelace co-founds a new organization geared towards promoting black literary voices in the south. READ MORE

The Mentor/Mentee Partnership

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2016 TATIP Graduate Krystalla Pearce reflects on what she learned from her mentors READ MORE

The Big Reveal

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Third graders from Ms. Barquet's classroom in PS 132 painted a stunning mural READ MORE
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18 years of IMPACT

  • 20,000

    KIDS EDUCATED

    KIDS EDUCATED
  • INDIVIDUAL AND COLLABORATIVE STUDENT POEMS WRITTEN

    50,000+

    INDIVIDUAL AND COLLABORATIVE STUDENT POEMS WRITTEN

  • 3,200

    CLASSROOM TEACHERS + AFTER SCHOOL LEADERS TRAINED

    CLASSROOM TEACHERS + AFTER SCHOOL LEADERS TRAINED
  • TEACHING ARTISTS TRAINED

    700+

    TEACHING ARTISTS TRAINED

  • 150

    MURALS PAINTED

    MURALS PAINTED
  • TEACHING ARTISTS EMPLOYED

    70

    TEACHING ARTISTS EMPLOYED

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TESTIMONIALS

  • Alessandra Balzar

    ALESSANDRA BALZARBENEFIT CO-CHAIR, 2013

    Community-Word Project encourages literacy through the arts, helping kids with their education and sparking a life-long love of learning and the written word.

  • Megan Quitkin

    MEGAN QUITKINHARMAN FAMILY FNDN.

    CWP program beneficiaries--teachers, parents, young people--are empowered with literacy and leadership skills they will carry with them for years to come.

  • Lisette Giutierez

    LISETTE GIUTIEREZVOLUNTEER

    Luckily, my great-aunt nurtured my creativity. I infuse that passion into my volunteerism and my firm's grants help CWP kids explore their joy of expression.

  • Felipe Galindo

    FELIPE GALINDOTEACHING ARTIST

    CWP's poetry and murals projects let me work with kids of diverse backgrounds, ages and nationalities and share my passion for drawing and painting.

  • Micaela Blei

    MICAELA BLEITEACHING ARTIST TRAINEE

    It's clear CWP is about collaboration: trainees do tons of it! We also had sessions on job-hunting, classroom management and integrating art forms.

  • Chad Frisbie

    CHAD FRISBIETEACHING ARTIST

    With my students I return to the question, "What can poetry do?" I love how that forces me to rethink my craft while I teach the next generation of creative thinkers.

  • Lucy Friedman

    LUCY FRIEDMANPRESIDENT, TASC

    CWP inspires kids to dream, create, and share. It gives them a voice filled with pride. I am hopeful that all kids not only become literate, but also enjoy literacy.

  • Terri Grey

    TERRI GREYPRINCIPAL, BHSWCA

    Our work with CWP helped with our Quality Review. It was used as evidence to prove we were doing what we said we were going to do.

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