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James Lick students celebrate at the Slick release party

Volume 2, Issue 2 of Slick is filled with topical articles and vibrant writing. In this issue students tackled a variety of subjects, including Hitchcock’s cinematic influence, the thrills and dangers of roller derbies, the infamous Zetas drug cartel, the joys and perils of YouTube, and the components needed for a good relationship.

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Readability wows us with a $50,000 donation!

826 Valencia was chosen among literary nonprofits across the country to receive a generous donation of $50,000 to support our free writing programs.

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Our latest publications

Spring is a busy time here at 826 Valencia, with the end of the school year meaning the culmination of many workshops and in-school…

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Support 826 at these awesome upcoming community events

It’s summertime, have some fun! Grab a burger at Mission Bowling Club or roam vendor booths at UNIQUE SF, and know that you’ll be supporting us here at 826 Valencia while you’re at it.

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Congrats to our May Teachers of the Month, Ms. Nuval and Mr. Ayala!

826 Valencia sends our enthusiastic congratulations to our May Teachers of the Month, Eunice Nuval and Robert Ayala of Downtown High School! We here at…

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Playwrights of Downtown High School celebrate the release of Arrive, Breathe, and Be Still

On Thursday, May 31, students, tutors, parents, teachers, and supporters all came together at Intersection for the Arts to celebrate the release of Arrive, Breathe, and Be Still. The tenth Young Authors Book Project is the product of the hard work and dedication of the student playwrights of Downtown High School who worked all spring semester with 826 Valencia tutors and American Conservatory Theater to complete the project.

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05.31.2012 visits 826 Valencia

We would like to send out a huge thank you to our friends at for their generosity and for being general do-gooders. On May…

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April’s Teacher of the Month is Mr. George Trubow

826 Valencia is thrilled that Mr. George Trubow, a six-grade science and physical education teacher, who has been instructing students at Borel Middle School in…

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After-school tutoring is out for summer!

After-school tutoring students and tutors celebrate milestones and accomplishments.