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An outreach program for East Palo Alto High School students with a passion for writing.

The Project WRITE program is on hiatus for the 2020-21 academic year. We will update this page with details on the next iteration of the Project WRITE program ahead of the 2021-22 academic year. Please see below for more information on the Project WRITE mission, history, and past projects.

What is Project WRITE?

The program was created by two Stanford undergraduates in 2002 and continues to be planned and led by Stanford students. A team of three undergraduate student leaders and one graduate student leader brings high school students from East Palo Alto high schools to campus for Saturday morning writing workshops held during the winter quarter. Each weekly workshop features a guest speaker, often a Stanford instructor, who addresses a particular theme rooted in his or her area of expertise. These interactive workshops give high school students an opportunity to practice writing in different genres—such as poetry, fiction, oral storytelling, or screen-writing—and about different themes and issues.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Hume Center Associate Director, Norah Fahim, at or the Project WRITE team at

Articles published on the Project  WRITE program can be found on our history and mission page.