Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK)

Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK)



Who We Are

It is essential that RAWK represent all of Kalamazoo. We cannot truly serve all of Kalamazoo if RAWK does not reflect all of Kalamazoo. From our board of directors, our staff, RAWK volunteers, and to the youth we serve, we strive to be an organization that values diversity and inclusion at every level.


Anne Hensley and Emily Kastner founded RAWK in 2012 to provide creative space for youth to write and share their stories. What started as an idea to provide creative writing

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  • Co-Founders Emily-Kaster and Anne-Hensley

The ACGK Office is open M-F, 9 am to 5 pm. Masks are required for in-person visits and social distancing measures are in effect. Virtual meetings are also available.

Please feel free to also reach us at: (269) 342-5059 or

Thank you for your generous support of the Arts Council.

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