Our staff, board, and our many supporters have watched with joy as our 4000+ students have flourished.
My passion is to write,
sometimes it takes time,
usually my mind ends dry,
Sometimes I feel words melting on my head,
letters create wonderful worlds,
Stories come in my dreams,
the ideas flow as water in the sea,
To express the unseen, and see the unexpressed,
that is the magic of letters.
CHRISTOPHER, FORWORDS STUDENT
The 5 Cornerstone ForWords Programs
Inspired by the life of Catie Siegel, an avid young student and writer, ForWords opened its doors in 2007 as a safe and vibrant learning community for first generation students in the North Bay. Today Catie's legacy lives on in the self-discovery, and joy of learning found in ForWords students.
ForWords Commitment to Equality
At the heart of the ForWords philosophy as reflected in the students and community we serve, is a strong, unchanging, and clear belief in the rights and possibilities of all peoples. We fully endorse and incorporate into our work, a commitment to ending discrimination, stereotyping, and unequal application of law and resources in our country. We support the right of all peoples, especially people of color to a full measure of the American dream. We fully support Black Lives Matter.