Community Alliance for Learning

  • CA

About Us

We believe that critical thinking and clear writing skills are essential to a young person's success in school, college, and beyond.  Providing one-on-one coaching in English and ELD classrooms throughout the East Bay, WriterCoach Connection seeks to help and encourage students to find their voices, clarify their thoughts, and communicate their ideas clearly, powerfully and eloquently, honing skills that will increase their prospects for obtaining access to higher education and expand their career options.

Since our inception in 2001, WriterCoach Connection has served over 27,000 middle and high school students in four school districts.  Our core program is a robust, in-school academic support program, in which trained volunteer coaches work one-on-one with each and every student in the classroom in support of teachers’ writing assignments. In our college and career readiness program module our coaches work with students in-school and out-of-school on senior theses, personal statements and college essays, and other essential college readiness projects.