At the Philadelphia Writing Project, we believe it takes a community to build the literacy and writing skills that will serve Philadelphia’s children throughout their educational paths and future careers. Positive change comes through communities who are involved in shaping the future. Here are four great reasons to support writing in the Philadelphia community:

  • Writing is complex
  • Writing is a critical tool for learning and social justice
  • Writing is central to learning in all disciplines
  • Writing is essential throughout a child’s education and career

The Philadelphia Writing Program is committed to improving student writing and learning in classrooms from kindergarten through universities. How do we do it? Through teachers teaching teachers.

A site of the National Writing Project, PhilWP is a non-profit network of over 800 professional educators who work with teachers and other educators to explore literacy, writing, teaching, and learning in their classrooms and schools. We know that teachers are the best teachers of teachers. Since our start in 1986, we see the results year after year, as our work impacts thousands of students in the Greater Philadelphia region. 

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Ways to Give

Charitable Gifts

Make a tax-deductible charitable gift. Your gift goes toward high-quality professional development programs and the daily operations of PhilWP. Help us sustain our service to Philadelphia’s teachers and students.

Make an Online Charitable Gift

Annual Dues

Join our network or renew your ties by becoming a PhilWP member. Your $25 dues help to: 

  • Support the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (all SDP student fees are waived) 
  • Provide Project Write Summer Camp scholarships for students
  • Support the Celebration of Writing and Literacy  

As a supporting member, you will receive free registration to the Celebration of Writing and Literacy (a $25 value), invitations to members-only monthly workshops, and discounts on PhilWP courses and Act 48 workshops        

Join or Renew Your Membership


Get involved in PhilWP through volunteering. Our volunteers recruit summer institute applicants, lead study groups and professional development sessions, and participate in PhilWP continuity activities. Others serve on the leadership team or volunteer in the office. Contact us to get involved!

Support the Marci Resnick Teacher Fund

Reach a classroom teacher by contributing to the 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.  

Teachers: Apply here

To donate to the fund, mail your donation to:

Marci Resnick Teacher Fund
c/o The Philadelphia Writing Project
3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216