Community Outreach :: Cedar Tree
Cedar Tree, Inc., founded in 2004 by renowned, award-winning author Jimmy Santiago Baca, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to transforming lives through writing and literature. By providing writing workshops to people in deprived communities, prisons, detention centers, and schools for at-risk youth, Cedar Tree, Inc. helps participants gain self-knowledge and instills self-reliance as they explore issues such as race, culture, addiction, community, and responsibility. A series of Cedar Tree, Inc. documentaries chronicle workshop successes and bear witness to the transformative power of reading and writing. Cedar Tree, Inc. has developed a set of learning tools available to educators on request.
Cedar Tree publications include Clamor en Chine showcasing poetry written by inmates in the California State Youth Authority Prison in Chino, with 100% of the profits from sales going to fund future projects.