The Just Write Community Project physically launched in 2016 after decades of Coach Tea using writing to stay in touch with those she loved that were incarcerated.
Just Write is committed to using letter writing to stay connected with men, women, and children and youth that are incarcerated. Our quarterly letter writing parties are filled with love, art, and music creating an upbeat atmosphere for community members and volunteer writers. During our events we set letter goals, discuss the impact of incarceration and facilitate an open mic. Our goal is to increase communication with those absent from our communities and strengthen family relationships. We write to stay connected with those we love and work towards eliminating the stigma attached to having a loved one incarcerated.
Past sponsors include The Lineage Project and Bronx Works Betances Cornerstone Community Center.