The New York City Writing Project is an organization of dedicated teachers committed to the improved teaching of literacy skills in schools throughout the diverse neighborhoods of New York City. We have been providing support in language arts and literacy education to NYC public schools and teachers for more than thirty years. Established in1978 at Lehman College, CUNY as the New York City site of the National Writing Project, we are a legacy site within a network of more than 200 university-based professional development programs throughout the country. Over our 30-year history, more than 12,000 NYC teachers have taken part in Project-sponsored seminars, workshops, graduate courses and special programs. Their work in the teaching of writing has reached more than 250,000 students.