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  • Announcements

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!
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On Monday Feb 25th, Global Writes and DreamYard participated in their first sharing with students from Japan. Students from PS/MS95, MS 328 and MS 145 in the Bronx shared their poems and discussed poetry as a writing genre with students from the Joshi Seigakuin school in Japan.The event took place at the DreamYard Arts Center at 7:00pm New York time and was hosted by Caroline Kennedy, Ambassador to Japan.
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Global Writes winter 2014 poetry slam tournament results are in.

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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

  • History

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.

  • Other Important News

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

In the Fall of 2013, Global Writes will launch Arts and Academia Bridging Boundaries, Empowering Collaborative Communities, a new after school and summer arts and literacy integration program at ten elementary and middle schools in the Bronx. A2 + B2 = C2 will be funded through a 5-year NYSED 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant of nearly $1.2 million per year.... Read More

On May 3rd, San Francisco Writes held its first poetry slam . Three middle schools participated Visitacion Valley, San Francisco Community school and Martin Luther King middle school . Five adult judges consisting of Performing Arts Workshop staff and teaching artists judged the event. Maria Fico from Global Writes was on hand to support the event... Read More


Global Writes featured in Ed.gov blog!

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  • Partners

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. For more information, click here.

  • TEDxNYED

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. Event Details Watch The Talk

  • More News

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!