At Uptown Stories, we believe that if you can write your story, you can write the world.

Sometimes you just need a little help.

Our workshops are accessible to all children, regardless of their family’s financial means, thanks to our Pay-What-You-Can Tuition Fund. More than 80% of our families pay reduced tuition, no questions asked, and that is only possible with your support.

Please consider making a generous donation, so Uptown Stories can offer the young people of our community what they need: a place that is their own, where they can be themselves. Be part of our mission to empower students whose voices are traditionally less heard, and whose stories are less often told, to know their stories matter regardless of national origin, race, citizenship status, or economic status.

As a federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, financial contributions to Uptown Stories are 100% tax deductible.

Every child should experience the joy of writing—with no financial barriers.
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Uptown Stories has helped me come out of my shell and explore my imagination. My writing has become more complex and descriptive over the years. It is helpful and fun to anyone who is interested in writing or not!



The quality of teaching is superb. The teachers have the chance to get to know each child, and due to the small class size, the feedback is very specific. Also, witnessing the other children critique the writing is remarkable - the children are kind and respectful, but very honest.



Uptown Stories has helped my writing in the sense that it allowed me to realize that this is my passion and that I want to pursue it as a career. It opened my eyes to the possibilities that creative writing has to offer. I think that anyone can get something out of attending Uptown Stories.



I feel like if I hadn't taken Girls Rising, I wouldn't have become a better writer, and I wouldn't have met some friends who have changed my life.



Uptown Stories redefined "after school enrichment" for me. The kids were learning the fundamentals of good writing, but in a way that felt like a fun romp, rather than a two-hour slog through rules and thesis statements.



Writing used to be something that was just work; something we have to do at school. However, now it's a way for me to express different things, and it's much more enjoyable now that there is a place where everyone has the same passion for writing that I do.



I've met a fantastic group of people and become a much better writer. Kate and the rest of the staff are hardworking and fun to work with.



My daughter takes her writing seriously because Uptown Stories takes her seriously.