Writopia Lab

Plot builds character.

aka Writopia   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.writopialab.org

Mission

We foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing. To do so, we: -Provide young people creative inspiration and intellectual environments that may not be available at school. -Help students become comfortable expressing themselves in writing. -Cultivate a love of writing. -Create and sustain a diverse community of young writers who share a passion for ideas and expression. -Discount or waive fees for > 40% of participants. -Provide an open, safe, and nurturing space for young people who are highly engaged in creative and intellectual endeavors and for young people who struggle with verbal and written expression. -Identify ways for creative youth who struggle academically to use their gifts to further their academic success.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Ms. Rebecca Wallace-Segall

Main address

155 West 81st Street Suite A

New York, NY 10024 USA

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EIN

26-0835350

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

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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 Workshops for Kids 8 to 18

Workshops include a maximum of six participants. Sessions are peppered with original and fun writing exercises, but focus primarily on writing--and completing--stories. Each time we meet, students bring copies of the newest drafts of their work to share with the groustudents comfortably and easily provide insightful feedback to their peers.

Every few months, workshop participants are invited to read their polished work at bookstores, libraries, and public Parks. During these exciting events, Writopia Lab's writers share their work with friends, relatives, and with others who come in response to listings in various media.

Population(s) Served

This specialized program works with groups of kids to write and produce musical theater.

Population(s) Served

This program is aimed at three- and four-year-olds, engaging them and their caregivers in language and the storytelling process.

Population(s) Served

Writers spend two weeks in a cabin in the woods with 180 other young writers. We do a three-hour writing workshop in the morning and the afternoons are broken into three elective sessions, with swimming, hiking, poetry, spoken word, song writing, filmmaking, and many other options available.

Population(s) Served

This festival sees professional actors and directors presenting the work of playwrights ages 9 to 18 at off-Broadway theatres.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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Writopia Lab

Board of directors
as of 06/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Timothy Rogers

Writopia Lab

Term: 2009 -

Timothy Rogers

No Affiliation

Lanie McNulty

Candice Braun

Kim Hartman

David Sherman

Cohanzick Investment Management

Tal Marnin

White & Case

Rebecca Wallace-Segall

Jeremy Wallace-Segall

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No