Much like our students, each of these doors is unique. They lead to opportunity, to imagination, to power, and to pride. At 826 Valencia, we believe that the ability to write your story gives you agency and can take you anywhere. This is why we provide free writing, tutoring, and publishing programs to under-resourced students in San Francisco, transforming their relationships to writing and amplifying their voices for the world to hear. And you’ve helped us grow our impact by opening a second writing and tutoring center in the Tenderloin neighborhood, with the goal of expanding our reach to 7,000 students in 2017.
With your support, we’ll be able to help more students than ever before open doors of their own. They will write their own stories, and achieve things they never thought they could.
Illustrations by Sonja Murphy.