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Contribute - Free Write

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With your support, we will expand education and employment
opportunities for criminalized youth.

Please make a one-time or recurring monthly investment in Free Write! Here are some specific ways that your investment will make a difference:

  • A $1500 investment provides one year of student-centered arts programming in our Digital Learning Lab at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
  • $1000 supports alumni as they become certified live sound engineers with Free Write Sound & Vision.
  • $500 provides one year of industry standard graphic design software to our visual arts students.
  • $250 supports one incarcerated student for one month in our one-on-one literacy tutoring program.
  • $100 supports production and dissemination of our anthologies of incarcerated student writing and art.
  • $30 safely transports one Free Write alumnus to and from a community exhibition of their art.
  • $20 provides composition books to incarcerated poets in one creative writing workshop.

Invest in Free Write and our students!

Free Write Arts & Literacy is a 501c3 organization. All contributions are tax deductible. We also take donations of books for our classroom library, composition books, art supplies, computers, and more. Contact for more information on how to make in-kind donations.


Let’s discuss the ways you can work with us or donate to Free Write.
Contact Us.