Northeastern Illinois University

University home of the Illinois Writing Project

Valued Funders

Oppenheimer Family Foundation

Our thanks for key grant provided for Write Across Chicago

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Projects

Our thanks for mini-grant to support Write Across Chicago

Stifel - brokerage and investments

Our thanks for grant provided for Write Across Chicago

Supporting Organizations

American Writers Museum

Providing location for facilitators’ orientation session Oct. 2nd

Chicago Literacy Alliance

Increasing collaboration among Chicago's literacy organizations

Chicago Public Schools Department of Literacy

Promoting Write Across Chicago with CPS schools

Chicago Bar Association

Providing guidance, publicity; created informational video

Chicago Public Library

Writing groups at select branches; Nov. 1st culminating celebration at Harold Washington Library

Chicago Teachers Union Quest Center

Conducting professional development for Chicago teachers

Chicago Learning Exchange

Creating a connected community where all learning counts

YouMedia – Chicago Public Library

Promoting teen writing groups at Harold Washington Library and other Chicago Public Library branches

Society of Midland Authors

Many members' essays on their writing process shared on this website; plus Society meeting on authors' writing experiences Oct. 9


Provides writing workshops for Chicago students

Chicago Cultural Alliance

Coalition of cultural organizations & museums across Chicago

Field Museum

Arranging writing response stations at selected exhibits

Newberry Library

Two Newberry writing workshops participating

Changing Worlds

Fostering students' inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art

Community Writing Project

Offers writing workshops for poor and immmigrant neighborhoods through Chicago

Illinois Bankers Association

Publicizing Write Across Chicago to local banks

Poetry Foundation –

Promoting Write Across Chicago for poetry workshops during October

Chicago Area Writing Project at University of Illinois Chicago

Providing “writing marathons” for Write Across Chicago


Leads writing workshops at County Jail and for former inmates - and in El Salvador

Mikva Challenge

Promotes student civic engagement in Chicago schools and Councils of students studying and advocating on civic issues

Reading in Motion

Advances literacy in Chicago schools