Welcome

“I sit with Shakespeare and he winces not.” – W.E.B. DuBois

Read inspiring and provocative works of literature and philosophy. Explore fundamental questions about justice, politics, and human nature. Meet community leaders in New Haven and ask them how they view the big questions. Gain confidence discussing these issues in college seminars taught by Yale faculty, and get a head start in college-level writing. Make new friends while living in Yale dorms for two weeks of the summer before your senior year in high school. Take advantage of help in preparing to apply to colleges. 

Citizens Thinkers Writers is a free program open to rising seniors in New Haven’s public schools. We give preference to students who would be first in their families to attend a four-year college. Read more…

News

February 19, 2021
Seniors from New Haven public schools have come together this spring to participate in a monthly seminar series with Citizens Thinkers Writers. Throughout the sessions,...
August 3, 2020
This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, social connection has become increasingly difficult. To help alumni maintain community, share accomplishments, and find out what new...
February 1, 2019
Citizens Thinkers Writers (CTW) has been awarded $300,000 over 36 months by the Teagle Foundation. CTW students participate in an intensive two-week residential program that...