WHAT WE DO
Community-Word Project is a New York City based arts-in-education organization that inspires children in underserved communities to read, interpret and respond to their world and to become active citizens through collaborative arts residencies and teacher training programs.
COLLABORATIVE ARTS RESIDENCIES
Multi-disciplinary, arts-integrated curriculum provides alternative learning strategies for writing and creative expression.
TEACHING ARTIST TRAINING
Rigorous training and mentoring prepares artists to achieve academic and curricular goals while drawing upon their professional passion.
Purposeful collaboration with teachers and administrators improves arts pedagogy and enhances curricular outcomes.
Second Grade for the Second Time
Posted onTeaching Artist Trainee Paco Marquez reflects on his first days in a CWP classroom. READ MORE
Lesson learned. How working with 2nd graders changed my views on writing.
Posted onTeaching Artist trainee Tiffany Nesbit talks about a Teaching Artist that inspired her as a child and how that influenced her first internship in a NYC public school. READ MORE
“I hate after-school” vs. “Can we do this tomorrow?”
Posted on"What a group of sassy seven-year-olds taught me about classroom management." Teaching Artist Trainee Ally Tufenkjian discusses in-class CWP internship READ MORE
17 years of IMPACT
INDIVIDUAL AND COLLABORATIVE STUDENT POEMS WRITTEN
CLASSROOM TEACHERS + AFTER SCHOOL LEADERS TRAINED
TEACHING ARTISTS TRAINED
TEACHING ARTISTS EMPLOYED
Help us fundamentally change the lives of NYC kids.
Inspire lifelong learners by supporting arts education. Fundamentally change the lives of underserved kids.
Train and work as a teaching artist and expand your passion for literacy and the arts into underserved classrooms.
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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 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 GIUTIEREZVOLUNTEER, BLACKROCK
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 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 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 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,PRESIDENT, 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 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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