About CWCCC

The Centers for Writing in College, Career, and Community (CWCCC) is a partnership of University-led regional centers of excellence operating in multiple states. CWCCC was established to increase rural school access to professional development for the purpose of improving writing, literacy, and college-readiness through workshops, partnerships, and related programs. A priority objective of the CWCCC is to advance higher education attainment and career readiness goals in some of America's poorest rural regions through working with teachers, students, and communities.

The CWCCC involves a consortium led by Missouri State University (MSU). The consortium includes higher education institutions, high schools, and other partners in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and South Carolina.

MSU's CWCCC stemmed from their work with the Ozarks Writing Project (OWP), housed in the English Department within the College of Arts and Letters, a collaborative program between MSU and the National Writing Project (NWP), and founded by Keri Franklin in 2008. Since then, OWP has expanded programs and developed partnerships with national, state, and local entities.