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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…

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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…

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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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Lydia Chavez: Mission neighborhood leader and 826 supporter

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