The Word Lab is open from 3:00-5:00pm
Monday-Wednesday at the Museum of Art & History
705 Front St. in Santa Cruz, CA

The World Lab begins each October of the academic year. Initially funded in part by a $20K grant from the National Writing Project’s Innovator Challenge Grant, The Word Lab currently operates as part of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, serving grades 4-8 in an extended day program where students work on their writing with the assistance of community writing mentors.

In its first year, The Word Lab served Gault and Bay View Elementary Schools and Branciforte Middle School. During academic year 2017-2018, the program will extend to other schools.

Volunteers are needed to work with students in The Word Lab. A commitment of one day a week, two hours a day is asked.

Please contact the Young Writers Program Volunteer Coordinator at 831-466-5829 or by emailing for more information.