Carver Elementary School, 2015
Carver Elementary School, 2015


Jump Into Writing is grounded in the firm belief that all great writing is founded on personal experience.  If you know what you stand for, what drives you, what your strengths and needs are, then you’ll be better able to connect with others, regardless of academic discipline or career path. 

Upcoming Events

Start With Art, December 9th

East Palo Alto Library, 2:30pm, All Ages


Winter, 2016


Free Discovery Events!

Learn about our current impact, vision for the future, and engagement opportunities.  Check back soon!


Parent Program:  Supporting Literacy for Young Children, Child Care Links, Alameda County


Parent Programs:  Supporting Literacy for Young Children; Supporting Literacy for Tweens and Teens, San Mateo County


Past Events


Teen Poetry Slam/October 29, 2015

Co-Hosted with Art Unity Movement and the San Mateo County Arts Commission


Splash-N-Dash, Stanford University/October 1, 2015

Start With Art is a hit at this night of mini-classes for Stanford Students


Peninsula College Fund Career Day/August 1, 2015

Advanced Writing Workshop for Sophomres and Juniors


Summer Writing Program, Cupertino/July 2015

First generation Mandarin speakers discover the hidden rules of English spelling and grammar through arts-based writing activities


Carver Elementary School, San Francisco/June 2015

Kindergarten, First-grade and Third-grade students from Bayview/Hunter’s Point author their own books and explore arts-based self-reflective writing.


Celebrating Poetry Month In East Palo Alto/April 29, 2015 – East Palo Alto Library

Students collaborated with Elizabeth and Drew around the theme of High School – Future and Past.


East Palo Alto Library Summer Preview/April 17, 2015



Young elementary students explored how to come up with ideas for writing.  These two camera-shy sisters are holding their first poem, about a favorite game.

Stanford University Splash/April 11-12, 2015
Jump Into Writing, Stanford University Splash, April 2015

Splash is a weekend enrichment program that lets middle and high school students explore new fields and experiment.  Two sections of Jump Into Writing were presented, as well as a Listening Skills workshop.


Jump Into Writing at Redwood City Public Libraries

Almost 420 children attended writing and science workshops at three Redwood City Libraries between December, 2013 and December, 2014.  Most were locals; however, some came from as far away as Oakland, as well as two sisters visiting from Japan.


Poetry Workshops, Redwood City, CA/March – April, 2014

All three Second-grade classes at Henry Ford Elementary School participated in Common Core-based workshops that blend STEM with art, creating STEAM, integrating science  and history social science into the student’s poetry writing.


College For Kids/San Mateo County Community College District

Between 2005 and 2013, almost 350 rising 5th grade through 9th grade students learned to develop their own style and sharpen their writing skills in an enjoyable, confidence-building setting.


Girls Club of the Mid-Peninsula (now Girls to Women)

Young writers in East Palo Alto gained access to the writing process through art, drama and investigating stories new and old (2000 – 2005)

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