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Journalists at Everett Middle School report the Straight-Up News
Students, tutors, and teachers gathered in the 826 Valencia Writer’s Room at Everett Middle School to celebrate the newly released fall issue of the Straight-Up News, Everett’s biannual student newspaper.
Check out our fall publications
Learn about all the great publications we produced this semester by our young writers, ages 6–18.
Acting for Critical Thought Exhibition: Break Every Chain
"I can’t believe that’s me, that I did that,” Tiana Faataui said. “I’ve never read a book from someone that I know."
Volunteer for the 2016 Young Authors’ Book Project
The YABP is one of our most in-depth tutoring experiences, and it's a chance for tutors form meaningful, one-on-one connections with students as they become published authors.
Student authors celebrate My Deepest Layer, a chapbook of memoirs
My Deepest Layer documents students’ struggles and discoveries, their moments of hilarity and heartache. The collection emphasizes personal reflection, growth, and the formation of one’s identity.
We’re hiring! Join the staff of 826 Valencia
We're hiring a Program Coordinator for our new center, opening in the Tenderloin neighborhood in early 2016.
Proudly presenting Richtan Batac, our Volunteer of the Month
"826 not only helps students discover their own potential, but also helps tutors discover their own as well," says Rich.
Meet Mr. Juarez, our Teacher of the Month
826 Valencia proudly presents our December Teacher of the Month, Mr. Alejandro Juarez! Mr. Juarez, a longtime SFUSD teacher, currently teaches first grade at Cleveland Elementary, a high-need school in the Excelsior.
Writing brings ideas to life.
We asked Gigi, age 9, to use her imagination to write about what she’d like to see in our new Tenderloin center. She dreamed up something big, weird, and wonderful: an indoor treehouse where kids can learn, think, and write. So that’s what we’re building.