PROGRAMS & PRODUCTS

Our programs offer educational resources and workforce trainings to connect youth to creative careers.

Design Studio:
Graphic Design, Screen Printing, Coding, and Media Arts

We currently offer training in graphic design and screen-printing that produces high quality yet affordable products. We are upgrading our facility to add more classroom space so we can expand our programs to include web development, coding, and media arts. Existing and expanded relationships with industry partners serve as a pipeline for youth to gain real work experience and paid positions. Donate to help us upgrade our facility here.

Education and Workforce Youth Training Programs

The robust technical creative industry trainings offered at our design studio provide youth with “earn to learn” opportunities through programmatic intervention. Program pipelines includes relationships with industry employers that lead to job placements within the design manufacturing and sports/recreation sector.

Gathering Space for Arts and Learning Exchanges

The Yard serves as a vibrant backdrop for dynamic events that celebrate urban arts and culture including open mic nights, spoken word poetry slams, and live art demonstrations, and serve as an engagement and recruitment tool for our youth programs.

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Merchandise and Design

We have developed a skateboard and apparel line that features unique and special edition designs from several internationally renowned artists. This product line provides a platform for youth to hone their skills producing cutting edge designs, receive hands-on retail and managerial experience, and generate revenue to support our workforce training programs.

How You Can Help

To complete the journey to a fully sustainable social enterprise, Writerz Blok is seeking additional support from foundations, individuals, and businesses who believe in the transformative power of art, mentoring, and giving young people a sense of purpose.

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