We want to thank all individual donors who have given, and thank our participating schools for their contributions. Since 2012, Poetry Pals has received a significant grant from an anonymous family foundation and several individual donors, to whom we are very grateful.


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Previous Sponsors:

Early support came from St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Outreach and Benevolence Committee, and other donors including Teaching Tolerance, The Reva and David Logan Foundation, The Foundation for Global Community, and the Crotty Family. We are also indebted to the Arts and Spirituality Center in Philadelphia and to Rev. Susan Teegan-Case and her staff. A special thank you to Dr. Cathleen Cohen, creator of We the Poets. Early support also came from Search Institute and the Interfaith Youth Core, supported by Learn and Serve America, we launched Poetry Pals in 2008 with 90 students from the Muslim Community Center Fulltime School in Morton Grove and the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Lakeview, Chicago. A very special thank you to Naomi Greenspan, Hind Makki and Jenan Mohajir at the Interfaith Youth Core for helping to launch Poetry Pals. In 2010-11 Poetry Pals was funded in part by a grant from One Nation Chicago Fund at the Chicago Community Trust with the Interfaith Youth Core as a partner.