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For information, please contact Cynthia West, Director of Education education8151ca@gmail.com 

To make an online donation to The Palm Springs Writers Guild Student Scholarships Program, please click the donate button above. If you wish to make a donation by check, please write "Scholarship Program" in the memo area and mail it to:

Palm Springs Writers Guild
44489 Town Center Way, Ste D, 369
Palm Desert, CA 92260


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EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT

The Palms Springs Writers Guild education mission is to inspire and nurture Coachella Valley student writers, with a focus on English Language Learners. We believe in giving voice to students’ aspirations by offering a variety of writing workshops, contests, and scholarships.

Following is a snapshot of recent statistics for student writing skills in the state of California and in two Coachella Valley high schools.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (ELA) IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY, CA

The California State average for ELA proficiency is 50.87%.
At Rancho Mirage HS, 12.4 % are English Language Learners.
- The percentage of students attaining ELA proficiency in 2019 was 42%.
At Coachella Valley HS, 54% of the student population are English Language Learners.
- The percentage of students attaining ELA proficiency in 2019 was 28.85%.
These are concerning statistics which we would like to see improved.

High School Writing Contests:

2021-2020 Indio High School
Current Winners:
First Place-Lynette Sauceda
Second Place-Sergio Casarrubias
Third Place-Valerie Martinez

2020-2019 Coachella Valley High School 

2019-2017 Rancho Mirage High School

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Palm Springs Writers Guild
44489 Town Center Way, Ste D, 369
Palm Desert, CA 92260