A national network, unique in breadth and scale

Who We Are

We are teachers, university faculty, researchers, writers and journalists, librarians, and community educators working to advance writing.
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Our Approach

A Diverse Network

We seek to grow and sustain nationally networked local communities of expertise in the teaching of writing.

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Our Network

Spanning the Nation

175 Writing Project sites housed on college campuses prepare 2,500 new teacher-leaders each year. These new leaders join an extant network put to work to support 95,000 colleagues in classrooms, libraries, museums, national parks—virtually any space where young people learn, read, and write—ultimately strengthening the writing and thinking of 6 million students, pre-K through college, each year.

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With Deep Expertise

NWP’s teacher-powered leadership network spans the country and includes educators with expertise in fields as diverse as media-making, writing in STEM and career and technical fields, writing the arts and humanities, as well as youth leadership and civic engagement. This powerful network is supported by a dynamic board of civic, business, and education leaders along with a capable staff.

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Our History

“The Bay Area Writing Project model created an environment where both academics and classroom teachers could appreciate each other. For teachers, BAWP was a university-based program that recognized—even celebrated—teacher expertise.”

James Gray
Founding Director
Bay Area Writing Project

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