PEN/Faulkner Foundation

PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Program brings Baltimore and Washington, DC-based authors into area schools.

PEN/Faulkner’s Writers in Schools Program makes a huge impact, inspiring the next generation of readers and writers by bringing local authors into schools, and delivering teachers the resources they need to seamlessly integrate author visits into their curriculums.

In 2013, PEN/Faulkner came to Open Organize hoping to expand the Washington, DC-based Writers in Schools program to serve more students in more locations.

The resulting data-driven website has allowed Writers in Schools to scale to over 100 authors serving two major cities, with future growth anticipated.  The application is built on Expression Engine, with a backend integration with the Google Drive API.