Community Word Project

Alex has been a member of the board of directors of Community Word Project, an arts-in-education nonprofit organization serving public school children in New York City, since 2009. 

Community-Word Project, originally called Community-Poem Project, began as part of the Nomadic Pictures Documentary "No Time to be a Child," broadcast on PBS in 1995. The Ford and MacArthur Foundation funded documentary included a collaborative poem that came out of poetry workshops that CWP Executive Director and Founder Michele Kotler ran for at-risk kids in Chicago.

Community-Word Project was officially founded in 1997 with the help of an Echoing Green Fellowship. Sixteen years later CWP has inspired over 16,000 New York City kids to be agents of change for themselves and their communities.  

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