Learn more about the Neighborhood Writing Alliance
“Sparking Conversations That Matter”
TheNeighborhood Writing Alliance (NWA) does far more than facilitate writing workshops and publish a magazine. We inspire adults in Chicago's low-income neighborhoods to incorporate writing and reflection into their everyday lives, and to think about their roles in the world around them. Some of the writers might have little formal education, others have been writing in secret for years, and for some, English is a second language. By espousing the idea that Every Person Is a Philosopher and providing the tools and discipline to transform life's experience into words, NWA brings people together, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, and encourages people to share their stories.
NWA and the Journal of Ordinary Thought rely on the generosity of individuals who are committed to using writing as a tool for building community and generating ideas for positive social change. We encourage you to get involved and invest in our vision today. You can make a one-time donation, or you can become a member of our Write On! group of monthly givers by selecting a recurring monthly donation. Click below to donate: