New 826 Valencia Writing Lab opens in Tenderloin

Crowd gathers for ribbon cutting at new 826 Valencia site (former Big Boy Market)

The crowd of 100 or so people at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street at around 2:30 p.m. included Mayor Ed Lee, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, author and publisher Dave Eggers, and others, who came out to cut the ribbon on a new 826 Valencia Writing Center.

The new center, formerly a Big Boy Market on what Kim told the gathering was “one of the most problematic corners in the city,” will now be a safe spot where neighborhood kids can go and explore their creativity.

Read the full article in the SF Weekly here.

Photo by Mark Segal Kemp for the SF Weekly.

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