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Our Partners 2023-2024

In addition to the young writers who take workshops at our labs, Writopia partners with community-based organizations, schools, camps, and government organizations to extend the reach and impact of our creative writing workshops.

  • Amsterdam Houses
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Bryant Park
  • Camp Danbee
  • Cooper Union
  • Debate for Peace
  • Debate Spaces
  • ESPI (Exam School Partnership Initiative )
  • Goddard Riverside
  • Graton Rancheria
  • Homes for the Homeless
  • Lincoln Square Community Center
  • New York Historical Society
  • The New York Public Library
  • New York Society for Ethical Culture
  • Nuyorican Poets Cafe
  • NYC DOE Chancellor's Office
  • P&T Knitwear
  • Police Athletic League
  • Pratt Institute - Brooklyn
  • The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
  • School’s Out New York City (SONYC)
  • University Settlement House

With the support of the The Pinkerton Foundation, we have been bringing the Writopia Lab Training Institute to Goddard Riverside, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, and University Settlement House since 2016 to run workshops for their youths and to train their staff in the Writopia method.

In partnership with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, we have brought the Writopia method to additional CBO’s and after school sites through our professional development and training sessions with their staff.

School Partners

Our New York City in-school locations include:

Bronx Excellence, Manhattan Day School, Hunter Elementary, Anderson School, Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS), Cristo Rey, Thurgood Marshall Academy, Lower East Side Preparatory School, Nest+M, the Ethical Culture School, Montclare Children's School, Success Academy, Fieldston Lower, United National International School, PS 58 (The Carroll School in Brooklyn), Kingsbridge International High School, International Community High School, Park East High School, Renaissance Charter School.

“For ESPI students the Writopia week is a revelation. For students who have already begun to self-identify as readers and writers the experience is a homecoming. Many of these students continue on their own with Writopia in future years on scholarship. For other students, probably a majority, who are math kids and have never liked “ELA,” Writopia connects their innate verbal flair with a subject that had often seemed dull and restrictive in school.

Our goals are explicitly academic, in that we seek to address the “excellence gap” that keeps many Black, Latinx and low income students out of the pipelines to schools like Hunter, Stuyvesant and Bronx Science, but we find that a creative approach like Writopia is essential across disciplines to build deeper motivations that can underlie achievement at high levels as our students progress through school. At an organizational level ESPI’s partnership with Writopia has been a model ”Andy Mccord, Co-founder, program chair

"Thank you so much to Wriopia for providing amazing virtual summer programs for our elementary school community. The teachers were super engaging and you could see the excitement as the scholars shared their stories even through the virtual platform. It is a true testimony to Writiopia that they can translate their creative in-person programming to a remote setting."Charter School Partner

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