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SSWCA is a national network of secondary school writing centers directed by an elected Executive Board made up of writing center directors and tutors whose mission is to build community among, promote advocacy for, and support development of secondary school writing centers.

SSWCA began in 2010 as a small and informal regional network of Secondary School Writing Centers (SSWCs) and Peer Tutoring Centers concentrated in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. After organizing three Secondary School Writing Center Conferences in 2011, 2012, and 2013 via this informal network with the support of the University of Maryland and George Mason University, six directors in the greater Washington, DC, area formally founded the Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association (CAPTA) as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2014 with twelve member schools; a more detailed history of our organization was published on the Connecting Writing Centers Across Borders blog in April 2017.

Since then, we have hosted three additional Secondary School Writing Center conferences, and our membership has grown to include over 45 secondary schools around the country. In December 2017, CAPTA hosted our sixth annual conference, CAPTA 2017, where we welcomed 475 secondary school tutors, directors, and administrators from 52 institutions from 11 states. Our transition from a regional to a national organization was announced at CAPTA 2017.

If you have questions about SSWCA or secondary school writing centers, please email sswca.board@gmail.com.

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If you have questions about SSWCA or secondary school writing centers, please email sswca.board@gmail.com.

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