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Help The Telling Room empower more youth in 2020!

Every gift we receive will help us keep our programs free for kids and their families. Your donation ensures that our students' voices will have a significant impact on our community--now and in years to come. 


Why Support Us?

The Telling Room began as a grassroots group of volunteer writers and educators fueled by a belief in the power of the written word to change our community for the better. Your belief and financial support makes it possible for The Telling Room to be what it is today: a thriving nonprofit organization with a paid staff of twelve, three interns, a volunteer teaching artist in residence, and 175 volunteers serving over 3,700 students each year. We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are tax deductible. Tax ID # / EIN: 74-3136956


Check out our Annual Report here.


To see a list of our generous donors, click here.


Help us write our story:

$50 allows one high school senior to attend an intensive college essay workshop.     

$100 gives students an afternoon of afterschool programming in Writers Block.

$250 gives a teacher two classroom sessions of customized creative writing programming.

$500 provides for the professional publishing of our Young Emerging Authors’ books.

$1,200 gives a teacher access to an in-depth writing residency for an entire class.

$2,200 sponsors one student in our award-winning Young Writers & Leaders program.


Why Support Arts Education?

All of our core programs are 100% free to students and their families, ensuring that the students who need our services most – the students who are least likely to have a voice in the community – can participate. Your support is crucial to keeping those programs alive. Through skilled, creative, and resourceful program delivery, we minimize overhead and maximize impact. The majority of our programs cost less than $200 per student annually, and formal assessments of our programs show that Telling Room students show significant improvement in their writing, social, emotional, and academic skills. Thank you for your generous support of The Telling Room.