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826 News
05.27.2015

Student writing from Spring 2015 is on the shelves!

What does respect look like? It looks like a silent room, waiting for the answer to a question you don’t know. —Gio, age 10

826 News
05.27.2015

Many thanks to our Bookeaters’ Bash sponsors and special guests

It was our honor to host multi-talented Rashida Jones at our annual Bookeaters’ Bash, the year’s biggest fundraising event.

Videos
05.19.2015

The universe to fly to with my wings

Marlon Hernandez, age 10, is a student in our After-School Tutoring program at 826 Valencia. This video, animated by our friends at BBDO SF in…

826 News
05.14.2015

The 826 way: an AmeriCorps member reflects on her year of service

“I have learned that individualized support can empower students, making them more comfortable putting their story out into the world. This year has reinforced for me, again and again, that every student can learn.”

826 News
05.13.2015

Join us for the release of the 826 Quarterly!

Featuring the best of our student writing from the summer and fall of 2014, this issue contains a crocodile selling glitter and unicorns falling from the sky.

Press & Recognition
05.12.2015

Youth Literacy Nonprofit 826 Valencia Expands into Tenderloin

826 Valencia is expanding. The Mission district-based literacy nonprofit, which has promoted creative writing in students ages 6 to 18 for the past 13 years,…

826 News
05.12.2015

Congrats to our May 2015 Volunteer of the Month!

“After-School Tutoring gives me great insight into the SFUSD curriculum and expectations, but also insight into the culturally diverse community.”

826 News
05.12.2015

May Teacher of the Month, Adam Weis!

As one of his students says, “Mr. Weis puts his heart, feet, and legs into his job.” (He uses puppetry, art, music, and theater to bring concepts to life for his students.)

826 News
05.11.2015

826 Valencia secures space to expand to Tenderloin

826 Valencia has signed a lease for the former site of Big Boy Market at Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street, a historically crime-heavy intersection.