Illuminating Youth Voices. Building Community.

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City Lights Writing Collaborative uses writing as a platform for creative youth development, critical thinking, and civic engagement.

Learn more about our programs by scrolling below.


Community-Based Writing Projects

Narrative Crossings is a collaborative writing project that connects local high school and college students. Participants work together to craft and share their stories with the community.


To engender empathy and create a world using only words is the closest thing we have to magic.

— Lin-Manual Miranda


Writing Workshops

One-on-one support for college essays and academic writing.

Narrative Crossings: Exploring Identity and Voice with Local Youth