What's New At The Block?
a note from our Executive Director
To all of our Block Family,
We want to take this opportunity to be explicit in our declaration of the vitality and preciousness of Black lives. The Block was built upon and continues to be nurtured by the pursuit of social justice. Our work is grounded in this fight for equity and equality. So, we celebrate the beautiful black voices that are at the heartbeat of our beloved organization and in our community. We say no to hate, violence and dehumanization. For us, this is not an issue of politics, this is about the future of humanity and because of this reality, we can say with confidence that Black Lives Matter.
To all: Be safe, spread love and stay healthy during this time as we are still in the middle of COVID-19. We are working on some special projects, so stay tuned for more information and we’ll see everyone soon in our virtual programming space.
Summer Programming at The Block
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Writer’s Block InK will be transitioning to a digital summer program in which young people will be invited to be part of a virtual project addressing the social ills that plague us even more tremendously during the corona outbreak. Students will use creative arts as a tool through which to explore the impact of the virus on education, poverty, abuse, homelessness and social isolation. Participants will be assembled via Zoom to explore creative arts and workshop their own creations to be presented online at the conclusion of the summer through a YouTube stream to feature their work.
Summer applications are due Monday, June 15.
Click the link below for more information.
Our Programming is made possible with the support of the Perrin Family Foundation, the William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund, Liberty Bank Foundation and the Department of Economic Community Development.
"The Block completely changed my son's life. For so long, he was hiding behind his disability but participating in this program helped him discover his immense creativity. Because of The Block, he is so confident and independent."
-E. Young-Donovan, Parent
"I participate in the Block's programs because they help aid me in becoming a better poet and writer. In addition to this, I believe that Writer's Block Ink is an exceptional organization where I can influence the community and better my creative abilities."