Teachers and Writers Collaborative

aka T&W   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.twc.org

Mission

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.

Ruling year info

1972

Executive Director

Ms. Asari Beale

Main address

PO Box 1208

New York, NY 10113 USA

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EIN

13-2693372

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

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.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Artists and performers

Teachers & Writers Collaborative manages Poetry Out Loud in New York State, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts. Poetry Out Loud is a national high school poetry recitation competition, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Since our founding in 1967, T&W has increased access to the literary arts in the following ways. 1) T&W provides literary arts and other art-making programs, led by teaching artists, at K-12 schools and sites such as public libraries, senior centers and other venues. T&W writing programs in schools respond to the needs of each school’s student population and to city, state, and federal education standards. 2) T&W shares effective strategies for engaging students in literature and writing through publications and professional development workshops. T&W has published over 80 books on the art of teaching creative writing. TEACHERS AND WRITERS MAGAZINE is an online publication which offers lesson plans, essays and interviews on teaching literary arts. 3) T&W provides writers with paid work that draws on and supports their art.

Our programs have reached 760,000 teachers and 26,000 students in the five boroughs. During 2018-2019, we worked with approximately 3,000 students and their teachers at 26 NYC locations. We offered creative aging programs at six senior centers including the VISIONS Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Since 2013, T&W has managed the national Poetry Out Loud recitation competition for high school students statewide on behalf of the New York State Council on the Arts.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Follow-up meetings,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Teachers and Writers Collaborative

Board of directors
as of 07/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Luis Jaramillo

The New School

Term: 2017 - 2017


Board co-chair

Nancy Shapiro

No Affiliation

Term: 2011 - 2011

Patricia Hampl

University of Minnesota

Nancy Shapiro

No Affiliation

Bernard Levine

Wells Fargo Advisors

Luis Jaramillo

The New School

Toni Katz

No Affiliation

Tiphanie Yanique

Emory University

Gabriel Brownstein

St. John's University

Adrienne Brodeur

The Aspen Institute

Steven Schrader

No Affiliation

Wendy Weil

The Wendy Weil Agency

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/9/2020

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