The Create a Comic Project (CCP) is an award-winning afterschool literacy program for disadvantaged youths that uses webcomics as instructional tools for creative writing. It is currently based in Pittsburgh, PA, and is the city's only non-profit comic-based educational program. Every weekday, and sometimes on weekends, the comics created by CCP students are posted to the website.
The CCP in America started in November 2006 and was run in the New Haven Public Library of Connecticut until June 2007. A series of four CCP workshops was held for children at the Dixwell-Yale Community Learning Center in May 2007. In Pennsylvania, the CCP has held sessions with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Boys & Girls Club, Human Service Center, and Pittsburgh YMCA, among others.
Since its first meeting on November 29, 2006, the CCP has garnered significant praise from library staff and parents and has been featured in the Yale Daily News, New Haven Advocate, and New Haven Register. The CCP is supported by many notable webcomic creators, including Jeph Jacques, David Willis, and Kazu Kibuishi. It is arguably one of the largest community service programs involving webcomics in the country.