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WriterCoach Connection

WCC coaches help students develop their ideas

Join us this Fall to help 2000 students! WriterCoach Connection (WCC) brings teams of trained volunteers into East Bay middle and high schools to provide individualized academic support to students on their classroom writing assignments. Coaches help students develop their ideas and perspectives and strengthen their critical thinking and writing skills. With positive encouragement from a caring adult, students become confident and competent thinkers and communicators. "It's the highlight of my week," says one WCC coach. Students complete and turn in more assignments and teachers report dramatic improvement in content. WCC's in-depth training provides the strategies and practices you'll need to be a terrific coach. Make a commitment of 1-2 hours during the school day, a few times per month, and enjoy the satisfaction of helping students succeed. We welcome volunteers from varied backgrounds, including working and retired people, parents, grandparents, college students, and community members. Volunteers must complete the WCC orientation and training to become a coach. For more information and to register, please visit:

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About WriterCoach Connection


1212 Preservation Park Way, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

WriterCoach Connection connects trained, caring volunteer coaches with middle and high school students to engage, encourage and inspire them to think more critically and write more skillfully. Our vision is that all students discover the power and richness of their own voices and learn to communicate their ideas with clarity and confidence to enable them to participate successfully in personal and academic challenges, career options and community conversations.


WriterCoach Connection was founded in 2001 in Berkeley, CA. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary and have coached over 38,000 students since our founding. Our core program is a equity-focused, in-school academic program (on Zoom during the pandemic) where trained, caring adult coaches work individually and in small groups with each and every student in the classroom, in support of teachers’ writing assignments. We also have an after-school program collaboration where our coaches provide college essay coaching with a track record of 98% of students getting into a four year college/university.

WriterCoach Connection offers a cost-effective and significantly impactful program, helping students master crucial life skills while fostering social-emotional connections between students and their coaches.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Middle and high schoolsBerkeley, El Sobrante, Hercules, Pinole and more!, CA 94612



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 class periods, once a week (1.5-2.5 hours)
  • English language proficiency. You don't need to be a literacy expert; training provided.

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