Craig Hayes

Craig Hayes


Craig Hayes ( ) has spent the last 30 years in creative fields in NYC. He believes passionately that early exposure to art through family and school made his career possible. He is a product of the New York State public school system. He holds a BA in Anthropology from New York University and an MFA in Photography from The International Center of Photography and New York University. Craig brings over 15 years of experience in advertising and photography production to Community-Word Project. He is dedicated to ensuring the arts are alive in classrooms and that the stories of kids in struggling schools and neighborhoods are heard. A natural raconteur with a keen eye for image making, Craig understands storytelling is a basic human impulse that must be part of every kid's education without fail. When schools fail kids, the next generation suffers.


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