Twenty years ago Michele founded Community-Word Project to inspire children in NYC schools to think critically, creatively, and become active citizens for positive change in their communities. She also set out to enrich the arts education field by equipping teaching artists with the tools to teach in NYC's underserved, hard-hit communities. She believes that every student has a voice and her mission has been to help them find that voice and discover what is uniquely alive inside of them.
Congratulations, Michele! Community-Word Project's students, teaching artists, and the field arts education are better because of your incredible efforts. Here's to 20 more years of CWP!