Since 1994, WritersCorps teaching artists have not only helped youth improve their writing skills, but also inspired them to stay in school, to develop further as thoughtful individuals, and to discover and act on their own goals in life. We focus on youth whose voices are historically underrepresented, and provide meaningful opportunities for them to learn and grow.

Evaluation results prove that our program works. Ninety percent of WritersCorps youth show improvements in their writing after participating in our programs. In October 2010, we received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama.

As the national award attests, WritersCorps is one of the best in the country when it comes to providing meaningful and life-changing arts programming to young people.

But we can’t do it without your help.

Please consider making a contribution to San Francisco WritersCorps. Your gift will empower youth to impact their peers, communities, and the wider world with their voices.

To make a tax-deductible donation, please make your check out to “San Francisco Arts Commission/ WritersCorps” and send to:

25 Van Ness Ave Suite 345
San Francisco, CA 94102

Or donate online by clicking the button below:


In-Kind Donations

We are also happy to take donations of items:

  • digital voice recorders
  • digital cameras and Flip video cameras
  • flash drives
  • portable CD players/ boomboxes
  • composition notebooks
  • art supplies
  • gift certificates to bookstores, music stores, and office supply stores
  • food and beverage donations or gift certificates to grocery stores and restaurants to feed students at workshops and events
  • printing services

To make a donation of equipment or supplies, please contact us. Thank you for your help.

Books for Our Library

WritersCorps keeps a library filled with books, CDs, videos and other resources for our students and teachers to use. Help us keep our library well-stocked.

Please visit our Amazon Wish List to see what books we’d love to see in our library. Thank you!

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City of Stairways


Both travel guide and literary anthology, this book written by the 2010 WritersCorps Apprentices takes readers on a journey through seven San Francisco neighborhoods. Buy a copy today! You can also preview the book.