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We partner with foundations, community organizations, and local businesses to amplify our students’ voices to the world. Read on to learn about some of our recent collaborations.

If you are interested in partnering with us, contact our team at partnerships@826valencia.org

Recent Partnerships
Odes to a Hero

Students wrote odes to healthcare workers that were featured on illustrated posters in Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. Funding for this project was provided in part by Saint Francis Foundation. Learn more here.

Equator Coffees

Equator Coffees featured student writing on cup sleeves in their cafes, and donated $1 from every purchase of a pour-over or bag to us. Coffee shoppers also received a student publication with their purchase.

Craftsman & Wolves

Our neighbors on Valencia Street, Craftsman & Wolves, created a cake inspired by student writing and sold the delicious product in their cafe. Click here to purchase the book.

Whetstone Magazine

Whetstone Magazine, a Bay Area based food journal, publishes our student writing on their blog. Check out the published pieces here.

Pizza Poetry

Every year, we partner with local pizza parlors to celebrate National Poetry Month in April. Participating businesses feature student poems on their take-out boxes.

Community Partners
Noise Pop

Noise Pop continues to support our work year after year by selecting 826 Valencia as the beneficiary of their 20th Street Block Party.


We have partnered with Litquake numerous times and have participated in their wonderful community event, Lit Crawl. Photo by Malcolm Eaton.

Babylon Burning

Local screen printer Babylon Burning has printed 826 Valencia merchandise for many years, and has partnered with us on original designs.

Mission Local

Mission Local, a neighborhood independent news site, publishes news about 826 Valencia and has supported our work for many years. 


We’re now officially a SF Certified Green Business! GreenBizTracker measures energy, pollution prevention, solid waste, transportation, wastewater, water, and community practices and we’re proud to meet all core goals to becoming certified!

Corporate Sponsor Spotlight

Through their Community Involvement Initiative, Lemon Law Experts has partnered with 826! In August, employees raised funds that supported our mission by participating in a 5k run. Learn more about them, here.

Thank you for your support and generosity, Lemon Law!