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Our October Teacher of the Month, Rachelle Urzua
Ms. Urzua is dedicated to her students both within the classroom, where she addresses “the academic and the personal challenges” her students face and beyond.
Our appreciation goes out to the October Volunteer of the Month!
Kert has been an 826 volunteer since 2011, supporting our in-schools programs and our after-school program at Buena Vista Horace Mann.
Thank you all for your support — we're one of the winners of the Google Impact Challenge!
Presenting the September Teacher of the Month
Ms. Yip teaches first and second grade at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary where she has worked for 17 years. Talk about a commitment to education!
Personal Statement Weekend 2015
The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend will take place on October 17 and 18 at Mission High, and we're taking sign ups for students and volunteers.
Check out a round-up of our #whywritingmatters social campaign on the Huffington Post.
Scholarship Awards Dinner 2015
Best of luck to these outstanding youth leaders heading off to college this fall!
Twenty-two teenage wordsmiths
Student writing from the 2015 Young Authors' Workshop will be published by 826 Valencia in a chapbook entitled Each Blaring Hue, which will be available in the Pirate Supply Store in September.
August Volunteer of the Month!
"Working with the students here at 826 has been so thrilling. I’m constantly in the company of kids who are anxious to learn.”