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Meet our 2020 scholarship winners!

This year, we were more excited than ever to offer scholarships to help pay for college to six incredible graduating seniors who have participated in…

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Supporter Spotlight: Volunteer and Donor John Odell

It all started with a volunteer sign-up. When John Odell retired several years ago, he looked around for “a meaningful volunteer opportunity,” he shared recently.

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Join us for Personal Statement workshops

We’re excited to announce a series of very special Personal Statement workshops to support seniors applying to college in 2020! While an in-person…

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Supporter Spotlight: Chegg Inc.

“Everything is figureoutable” is a common theme at Chegg, a publicly traded online education company, providing textbook rentals, online tutoring, and other student services primarily…

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Meet our new staff and AmeriCorps members!

There have been a lot of changes this year, both internally and in the larger world, but our work is no less vital. It’s more…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…