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826 News
08.14.2020

Gene and Suzanne Valla: Planning For The Future

Gene and Suzanne Valla have been with us from the start. Seriously. Gene first heard about 826 Valencia when he was reading the news and…

826 News
07.21.2020

Meet Associate Board Member Matt Carney

Matt Carney loves books. A lifetime of literary appreciation found Matt working at the now-closed Maple Street Book Shop…

826 News
07.20.2020

Our summer programs are in full swing!

Summer: a time of beat-the-heat techniques and activity-filled weeks. At 826 Valencia, that means summer camps to keep our students writing, learning, imagining,…

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07.15.2020

Our second annual (and first virtual) Career Carousel!

What can you learn by talking to a neuroscientist, a journalist, and a social worker? The possibilities are endless! Some of the members…

826 News
07.07.2020

Student writing appears on Big Belly trash cans in the Tenderloin

Our students’ writing doesn’t just appear in books. It’s been on coffee cups, in bus shelters, on the walls of bakeries, and on…

826 News
06.23.2020

A list of resources from the 826 Staff

We at 826 Valencia are reflecting on how we can better support our Black community, and how to deepen and meaningfully take action…

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06.16.2020

Lydia Chavez: Mission neighborhood leader and 826 supporter

Lydia Chavez, Founder and Executive Editor of Mission Local, knows the power of writing.

826 News
06.16.2020

Presenting our Fourth Annual Storytellers’ Showcase!

Can you pinpoint the indisputably best Zoom call you’ve ever been on? We certainly can: our virtual Storytellers’ Showcase, which was a wonderful…

826 News
06.03.2020

Black Lives Matter.

Para Español, haga cliq aquí. Dear community, At 826 Valencia, our work is to amplify our students’ voices. But…