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Our Mission

Global Writes is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote literacy, communication and collaboration among young people through the integration of performing arts and technology resources. The organization leads or assists in the development and support of projects and programs with local school districts, independent schools, government agencies and other nonprofit groups. In our programs and projects, we work to create opportunities for students to develop as creative writers, and to share their original pieces in workshops and through performance. We promote the use of a variety of digital technologies, including videoconferencing and web collaboration tools to provide venues for sharing and performing that bridge the boundaries of school, community, region and even nation. To learn more about this program and how your school can become a participant, please contact us.
Global Writes model and Common Core English Language Arts Standards.

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Global Writes receives another round of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works Research 2016 to continue to study the psychosocial impact of the Global Writes model program on middle school students. Read More...

Global Writes received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. One grant is an ArtWorks grant for $40,000 called Beauty Beyond Boundaries which will help to support the development of oral and written language... Read More...

On Sunday ,Feb 16th, Global Writes produced a radio show with Kevin Burke of z100 . The show is called "Get Active" and it is a Sunday morning show that features non profit projects in New York City that are making a difference! Listen Below!


Global Writes was formed as a result of a model program developed in the Bronx, NY, ten years ago called Bronx Writes. The program is a poetry writing and performance project that culminates with a Poetry Slam Competition via video conferencing. The project combines original poetry writing, the art of performance and the use of video conferencing technology to promote standards based literacy, communication and the use of technology. The success of this project lies in its ability to engage students in writing and performing original poetry works and receiving immediate feedback from audiences around the world. The project is a collaboration with a local school district and an arts organization. Poets from local arts partners work with students and teachers on poetry writing and performances. The program model has been successfully replicated in several schools in Queens, NY; Newark, NJ and Nyack Middle School in Rockland County, NY., Yonkers HS, Westchester County, Chicago Ill, San Francisco, CA. and Lewiston/Auburn Maine.


DreamYard, Inc.is an innovative arts-in-education organization that integrates the arts into the curricula of elementary, middle and high school students. Since 1992 DreamYard has provided a model of participatory education offering young people the opportunity to develop as artists and social leaders in their community The Performing Arts Workshop, is the local arts provider for Global Writes new grants initiative with the San Francisco Unified School District. L/A Arts is our arts partner in Lewiston Maine.


On Saturday, March 5, 2011, Global Writes gave a TED talk at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City. The talk included students from the Bronx Writes program, live via videoconference from the Bronx.

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Other Important News

Global Writes receives NYSED 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant of nearly $6 million!

Global Writes will be completing a fourth year of its successful 21st Century Community Learning Centers after school program. The program has provided arts integrated programming for over 800 students per year from 10 Bronx Schools. Global Writes intends to reapply for additional funding from NYSED to begin another after school grant project from 2017-2021 school years.

Global Writes featured in Ed.gov blog!
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The USDOE Office of Innovations launched its 10 year anniversary with a celebration of its 220 grant projects it has funded over the years, supporting model arts integration programs in schools across the nation. Global Writes was chosen, among several projects, that the USDOE highlighted in an anniversary video celebrating its successful programs. Watch The Video Here

Global Writes is a member of the S&I100 (Social Impact Exchange) top 100 nonprofits. The S&I 100 is the first-ever broad index of nonprofits with proof of their results and are ready to grow! Our S&I100 page here.