Street Heart: Love Poems to the Mission Murals

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Take a tour of the Mission murals through the eyes of young poets. Our 4th & 5th grade students at Sanchez Elementary worked with WritersCorps teaching artist Annie Rovzar to create this pocket-sized book, complete with a map of mural locations. In a city and neighborhood increasingly threatened by the cultural erasure that is gentrification, these poems — in conversation with the artworks that inspired them — bear witness to the historical and cultural roots of the Mission. Available now at our online store and at local businesses.

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WritersCorps: 20 Years By The Numbers

For two decades strong, WritersCorps has placed professional writers in schools, juvenile hall, community organizations, and libraries across the city, reaching 20,000 young people. Find out fun facts about who we are and what we’ve accomplished with our youth!

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of youth voices.


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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.