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.
Teaching Artist Trainee inspired by Poet Barbara Danish
Posted onA writer's visit to Leila Ortiz's childhood classroom, inspired her to become a Poet and Teaching Artist. CWP student, Ijay, composing poem at Poets House. READ MORE
Making the Video: Behind the Scenes with Todd Street Productions and CWP
Posted onTodd Street Productions and CWP recently collaborated on a video about the organization's mission and impact in NYC public schools. Take a look at the Behind-the-Scenes action. READ MORE
Teaching for Social Justice
Posted onToday's classrooms teach for Social Injustice. CWP's Summer Institute met the challenge head on with an intense workshop focused on Not Teaching for Social Justice. READ MORE
16 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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