Free Me Fast: Voices from SF’s Juvenile Justice Center

We are proud to release Free Me Fast: Voices from Inside San Francisco’s Juvenile Justice Center. Free Me Fast is a three-part publication project created by WritersCorps Teaching Artist Maddy Clifford. The publication includes a short film — shot by Ian Davis, a poetry chapbook, and audio recordings, which can be found on the WritersCorps Soundcloud page. The stunning cover art design was created by Joshua Mays.

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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. 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. A map is included should you want to take a walking tour of the murals. Available now at our online store and at local businesses.


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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.