Tomorrow, Friday, WriteGirl will go to the White House to receive the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest national honor awarded to such programs. Executive Director Keren Taylor and mentee Jacqueline Uy, age 16, will personally accept the award from First Lady Michelle Obama.Read More
ATVN SPOTLIGHT: WriteGirl is a creative writing mentoring program for high school girls," said Keren Taylor, the Founder and Executive Director of WriteGirl. "We pair them with women writers so they get mentored.Read More
Imagine your nonprofit just got an invitation to start a relationship with one of the biggest foundations in Los Angeles.
But instead of asking you to show off your organization’s accomplishments, the foundation invites you to bring in your biggest challenges and problems so experts can help you resolve, dissolve and advance these issues.
It may sound like a fairy tale, but this opportunity is real.
I know because I’ve experienced it.Read More
Volunteer with WriteGirl and give back to the creative community. Your creative spirits and insights are needed by teen girls in Los Angeles WriteGirl is a non-profit organization that empowers teen girls through creative writing and self-expression. Young writers receive creative techniques and insights through one-on-one mentoring, school programs and monthly workshops.
WriteGirl is excited to bring Teresa Huang to the WriteGirl staff to help manage community partnerships and media relations. Teresa has been an active volunteer, mentor and supporter for the past year, and brings a fresh energy and perspective to the WriteGirl Team.Read More
What a great Volunteer Retreat on Saturday at the GRAMMY Recording Academy! Our end-of-day professional development panel was lively and provocative, featuring (L to R) Liz Kruger (CO-CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of USA Network series Necessary Roughness), Meghan Schumaker (Meghan Schumaker Management) and Amy Schiffman & Leslie Conliffe (Intellectual Property Group/IPG).Read More
The WriteGirl Bold Futures Program offers an array of learning experiences. Our interns work in groups, pairs and one-on-one, and through these experiences we see natural leadership abilities emerge and grow.Read More
For nine months, our girls took part in a jam-packed schedule filled with creative writing workshops, led by some of the most influential female writers in the community. With the guidance of these spectacular writers, our girls put their pens to the page and wrote songs, poems, short stories, and scenes. They blogged, they polished their public speaking skills, and they wrote custom Father’s Day poems for our WriteOn! Campaign. They expressed themselves creatively, and formed special bonds with their mentors through weekly meetings.
WriteGirl Intern and Alumna appear for a live interview on the television show, Sin Limites hosted by Elizabeth Espinosa on CNN Latino. The topic was literacy and the upcoming Festival of Books WriteGirl reading.
On April 20th and 21st, 2013, WriteGirl participated in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the USC campus. At the WriteGirl booth, volunteers shared information about our program, sold anthologies, and encouraged visitors to participate in a creative writing activity with prompts like, "What do you do when there's a power outage?" and "Describe the scent of a place you remember from long ago." It was the only booth with brightly colored index cards hanging from strings all over, covered in creative writing.