While many of our programs include literacy development, our spoken word and poetry residencies specifically develop higher levels of artistry in written form and public performance.
Spoken Word Snapshots
"Why I Write"
Poem and interview responses by Marcus Wright, New Design High School '07.
Olivia McClendon (FHS '09) & Manny Minaya (NDHS '09) at the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway 2008
Two original poems written and performed by Olivia McClendon (The Facing History School '09) and Manny Minaya (New Design High School '09), two extremely talented and dedicated Urban Arts Partnership students, at the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway 2008. The students owned the stage in front of a sold-out house at the American Airlines Theater on November 17, 2008.