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826 Valencia Takes Education To Creative New Heights

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“I was so excited to work at teachers’ behest and bring them resources and [Eggers was] excited to bring his publishing skills and writing skills,” Calegari said.

Today, nearly 900 volunteers provide children with free individual tutoring and workshops and at different schools. Students write their own books, magazines and newspapers that get published and showcased.

Calegari added, “We book places like City Hall or the Fort Mason Center — all these difference places so the kids really feel that we think their voices and work is important.”

Our founders, Ninive Calegari and Dave Eggers, were recently honored with a Jefferson Award and featured for it on CBS News! Check out the video and a transcript here.