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Light + Color + Space

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I am a painter. I have been a Teaching Artist for over 10 years. I teach others to look closer at the world and discover their personal perspective to communicate ideas with light, color, and space. READ MORE

What Sound is your Self-portrait?

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Second-grade students at P.S. 316 explore Cubist portraiture with Teaching Artists, Ms. Lisa and Ms. Katie. READ MORE

What a Diff’rence A Day Made

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Once upon a time in 1934 a tune popped up on records and radio called What a Diff’rence A Day Made and twenty five years later a great singer named Dinah Washington had a hit with it but called it What A Difference A Day Makes. READ MORE
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16 years of IMPACT

  • 15,000+

    KIDS EDUCATED

    KIDS EDUCATED
  • INDIVIDUAL AND COLLABORATIVE STUDENT POEMS WRITTEN

    48,000+

    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

  • 141

    MURALS PAINTED

    MURALS PAINTED
  • TEACHING ARTISTS EMPLOYED

    65

    TEACHING ARTISTS EMPLOYED

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Help us fundamentally change the lives of NYC kids.

  • Donate Donate

    Inspire lifelong learners by supporting arts education. Fundamentally change the lives of underserved kids.

  • Teach Teach

    Train and work as a teaching artist and expand your passion for literacy and the arts into underserved classrooms.

  • VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER

    Volunteer, sponsor or partner with CWP! Join the dialog, attend an event, or let us tailor opportunities to participate.

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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, 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 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 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 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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