Western Massachusetts Writing Project Summer Leadership Institute Scholarship Fund
The Western Massachusetts Writing Project (WMWP) Summer Leadership Institute has made a big difference in the professional lives of hundreds of teachers throughout the region. Now you can make a big difference for future Summer Institute participants!
National Writing Project sites like WMWP no longer receive federal funding to support summer institutes, so we must now ask schools to pay for seats in this vital program, which helps teachers become leaders.
Here’s how you can help: WMWP is seeking contributions to provide scholarships to teachers whose schools cannot contribute to the cost of attending the 2018 Summer Institute through the UMASS GIVES campaign on April 26-27. Please consider making a gift in any amount you can, especially during our Power Hour, 2-3 p.m. on April 26. If we have the most unique donors of any UMass organization during that hour, we will receive a $2,000 bonus! And here’s another way to increase your impact: Former WMWP Co-Director Joanne Wisniewski will match the first $1,000 in contributions to WMWP during the first day of the UMass Gives campaign. Spread the word to your colleagues and friends – share this page via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter.
Watch the video above to hear teachers discuss the impact of the Summer Institute.