Writing is essential to communication, learning, and citizenship.
Writing is the currency of the new workplace and global economy. Writing helps us convey ideas, solve problems, and understand ourselves and our changing world. Writing is a bridge to the future.
Who We Are
We are the nation’s largest network of teacher-leaders, K–university and across the curriculum, focused on improving the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities nationwide.
Writing for a Better Future
For almost 50 years NWP has partnered with researchers, scholars, evaluators, and local leaders to study and improve our work and keep it relevant to the educational goals of today.
Jessyca Mathews, a National Writing Project teacher-leader and a member of her state’s Teacher Leadership Advisory Council, believes that students are most engaged in their writing when they understand the power of their own voices to make change. Mathews had been teaching at her alma mater, Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Michigan, for nearly 15 years when the water crisis hit. She asked her students to write about their personal experience with unsafe drinking water and partnered with the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University to share their work with a wider audience.