Community-Word Project is a New York City based 501(c)(3) 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.
Community-Word Project establishes Collaborative Arts Residencies in New York City Title I schools, after-schools, and public libraries to bring professional writers and artists to underserved classrooms and provide kids with a unique and stimulating arts-integrated curriculum. Our Teaching Artists work alongside classroom teachers and after-school leaders to integrate creative and critical thinking skills through the arts.
CWP offers multi-disciplinary arts curriculum, often delivering the only educational exposure these children have to creative writing, art, music, and movement. In accessing alternative learning channels, kids discover their personal passion, strengthen their voices, and engage in learning.
Poetry and creative writing are central to our program, but our pedagogy is interdisciplinary to access various learning styles and expose students to a variety of artforms. Students write poems both individually and collectively while exploring music, dance and visual media as outlets of creative expression. Our aim is to teach the whole child, to help them discover their unique voices, to unleash their passion to be heard, and to be respected leaders among peers and the community.