Amplifying Voices through Creative Expression

Join us April 4, 2024 for our Annual Benefit, Writing Our Future, celebrating creativity and community in NYC. Generously support Students and Teaching Artists who are Writing Our Future!

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Mission, Vision, and Values

Our mission is to facilitate culturally responsive, multidisciplinary art programs for students, teaching artists, and communities to develop and amplify their voices and creative skills.

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We envision a world where all artists and learners work together to recognize and celebrate the power of their creative voices to manifest a more equitable future.

Impacting Communities through the Arts for 24 years.


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Student Stories:
Kayla Dike

“I believe it is important to not only understand the inequities in our nation but also actively advocate against them. Community-Word Project provides an outlet for social change through poetry and creative arts.”
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Community Artwork

Featuring the creative work of Community-Word Project’s Students, Teaching Artists, and Teaching Artist Trainees.

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Use Your Outside Voice!

Speak up for creative expression! Join our community as we fundamentally change the lives of NYC Youth.

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