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Stories of Impact

Impact that Stretches Beyond the Classroom

The power of writing extends beyond the classroom: expanding learning, impacting local communities, and helping build our common future. Here is a sample of our stories of impact

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Changing More than Test Scores: NWP’s College, Career, and Community Writers Program

Since 2015, the Northern California Writing Project has provided College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) professional development to schools across their service area.…

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Native Students Write About Life on the Reservation

Like most successful poets, Denise Lajimodiere has always enjoyed an aptitude for writing. When she was young, her creative writing teacher at school on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota pulled her aside and encouraged her to pursue the craft.…

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Student Work Creates Bridge Between School and Community

Like anywhere in the United States today, the rural Texas town of Bastrop, located about 30 miles outside of Austin, is no stranger to the pervasive narrative of our nation’s “failing public schools.”…

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OneCity Stories: Building Community Through Passion-Driven Learning, Storytelling, and Making

As members of the Gateway Writing Project, O’Daniels and her team have firsthand experience forging connections across the region with the GWP’s Summer Invitational Institutes.…

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Writing to Heal: Nebraska Writing Project Helps Veterans Tell Their Stories

Writing can be a great outlet for military veterans who have experienced trauma, according to Sharon Robino-West, a Marine veteran whose son also served in the Marines.…

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Changing Middlesboro One Civic Argument at a Time

With help from their local Writing Project site, Kentucky teens take civic debates out of class and to the mall.…

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“Assessment data are valuable indicators that help us improve our practices, but for young people, the real measure is whether their writing—their voice—can have real impact in the world. When they see it does, then they have a reason to do the hard work of improving their writing.”

Elyse Eidman-Aadahl

Executive Director

National Writing Project

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