Support PhilWP

The Philadelphia Writing Project is a non-profit network of professional educators serving school children in Philadelphia.  Any vibrant network that addresses educational quality and equality requires the support of all members of the community. We hope that you will consider the work of our site and determine just how you might support our teachers and students. You can support PhilWP programming in general or contribute directly to a fund for teacher innovation.

Charitable Gifts

Because of donations from TCs and friends of the Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP), PhilWP is able to maintain high quality professional development programs and its daily operations.  PhilWP, located at theUniversity of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education since 1986, is a site of the National Writing Project. It is a growing teacher network of over 800 teacher consultants who work in a variety of ways with teachers and other educators to explore literacy, writing, teaching and learning in their classrooms and schools.  Make your gift today through our easyonline giving option to help sustain our service to teachers. 

Contributions to the Philadelphia Writing Project are tax deductible and a formal receipt will be issued from the University of Pennsylvania

PhilWP Members - Annual Dues

Some PhilWPers support the network by volunteering their
time: recruiting summer institute applicants, leading study groups and professional development sessions or participating in PhilWP continuity activities. Others serve on the leadership team or volunteer in the office. We also need your financial support to sustain the work of the organization. Please renew your ties to the network each year by paying an annual $25 membership dues.
Your dues go a long way....  
  • Supports the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 
              (all SDP student fees are waived) 
  • Provides Project Write Summer Camp Scholarships                  
               ( 20 students received scholarships) 
  • Supports the Celebration of Writing and Literacy  
  • PhilWP 30th anniversary planning, preparation and celebration in 2016   
Benefits you will receive by paying your dues
  • Free registration to the Celebration of Writing and Literacy (a $25 value)
  • Invitations to members-only "Tech Tuesday" monthly technology workshops]
  • Discounts on PhilWP courses and Act 48 workshops
 
 
                                                     

Click here to make a secure dues payment online.

Walk for Literacy

The Philadelphia Writing Project sponsors its annual Walk for Literacy during Penn's Homecoming weekend. The route passes through Penn Park (217 South 33rd St at Shoemaker Green) with its skyline views of Philadelphia. This event directly supports writing camp scholarships for students and community-based writing programs. Click here to view photos from 2016.

Marci Resnick Teacher Fund

The Marci Resnick Teacher Fund awards are made in the memory of Marci Resnick, a longtime elementary school teacher, who was also director of the Philadelphia Writing Project and Associate Director of National Programs for the National Writing Project. Through her love of children, her passion for literacy and the arts, and her commitment to teacher networks, she brought excitement about learning to her students, her colleagues in Philadelphia, and thousands of teachers throughout the country. The Marci Resnick Teacher Fund was created to honor her life and work. Each year up to four teachers receive $500.00 to enhance their teaching practice and their work as teacher-leaders.  

If you are a teacher, scroll to the bottom of our Programs (for teachers) page to apply.

Contributions to the fund can be mailed to:

Marci Resnick Teacher Fund

c/o The Philadelphia Writing Project

3700 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216