Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Teachers and Writers Collaborative

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.twc.org

Mission Statement

Teachers & Writers Collaborative (T&W) seeks to
educate the imagination by offering innovative creative writing programs for
students and teachers, and by providing a variety of publications and resources
to support learning through the literary arts.

Main Programs

  1. Creative Writing Programs
  2. Teachers & Writers Magazine
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

New York City metropolitan area

ruling year

1972

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Amy Swauger

Keywords

Self-reported

arts, education, literacy, writers, literary, services, youth, humanities, culture, children, poetry

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EIN

13-2693372

 Number

5762336908

Also Known As

T&W

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Creative Writing Programs

T&W sends professional writers into public schools and community sites across the five boroughs and in the greater NYC area to teach creative writing classes for children and teens, and to lead professional development sessions for teachers.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Teachers & Writers Magazine

T&W publishes the award-winning quarterly magazine TEACHERS & WRITERS, which is a primary vehicle for disseminating innovative teaching strategies developed through the organization's creative writing programs.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

New York City metropolitan area

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TEACHERS & WRITERS COLLABORATIVE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Teachers and Writers Collaborative

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Amy Swauger

BIO

Amy Swauger became director of T&W in 2005. Swauger was formerly
executive director of the National Academy of Education and of
Washington Independent Writers. Prior to that, she held a number of
positions at the American Association of University Women (AAUW),
including director of the Association and of the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund. She serves on the board of CFRE International
and is an advisor to the Schimel Lode, a family foundation in
Washington, DC. Swauger served two terms as president of the DC Rape Crisis Center board of directors. She has a degree in journalism and political science from American University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Nancy Larson Shapiro

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

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