Apply Now for Oasis For Girls Workshop

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Applications are now open for our fall workshop at Oasis For Girls. Our CREATE arts education program emphasizes the development of creative writing skills toward improved academic performance and healthy self expression. The program is open to ages 14 to 17 and participants will earn $300 to $500 depending on their tenure in the program. To apply (and learn more about Oasis For Girls’ other awesome programs), visit the Oasis For Girls site here. (Application link is on the upper right-hand corner) Applications are due September 5.

Oasis For Girls fall 2014 program dates are: Tuesday, September 23rd – Thursday, December 4th, 2014

CREATE Arts Education Program meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

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This is Where: Posters on the Muni T Line

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We are thrilled to present This is Where: Poems on Place and Memory. This poster series will be on display on Muni’s T-Third Street Line light rail platforms in Bayview Hunters Point from mid June to August 2014. The posters feature poem excerpts by seven youth, ages 14 to 17, who participated in WritersCorps workshops at College Track San Francisco, an educational nonprofit based in Bayview Hunters Point. The teens wrote about memories tied to specific places in San Francisco, many of them in the Bayview. These poems are not just memories, they are maps. They tell the histories of our young people, the history of right now. See all the posters here.

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White House Award


WritersCorps was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Learn more about the award and hear the First Lady speak about the importance of arts education.