Staff and Board

Write253 is transitioning from a small, all-volunteer organization that, for the past four years, has been under the umbrella of Shunpike Arts Collective. We are looking forward to the next step for Write253: In 2017, we will be an independent 501(c)(3) organization with an active board of directors to help us do good work, a clear strategic plan to set our direction, a stable fundraising strategy that fits our mission, and a small paid staff to keep it all going.

Since our founding in 2011, our work has been done by an all-volunteer team of dedicated college and high school students, teachers, and community members who believe that all students deserve a great education and, in particular, meaningful writing experiences.

As we transition to the next phase of Write253, our work is being coordinated by poet and community activist Michael Haeflinger and Tacoma Community College writing instructor Mary Fox.