Press & Recognition

Press & Recognition

Dave Eggers on founding 826, the work of 826CHI, and illuminating youth voices

“(…) adults can and should provide forums where young voices are supported, in the form of tutoring, mentoring, editing, and coaching, and even amplified, in…

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Dave Eggers and educator/writer Tim Whitaker discuss how to make writing fun

Pictured in the photo: Author Tim Whitaker and students in the Mighty Writers after-school program, which Whitaker founded in Philadelphia. It provides free after-school writing…

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The benefits of volunteering

“Quite a few volunteers at 826 are retired teachers or artists, who can continue to live out their passions and enjoy their interests while giving…

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Share your professional skills with us!

Are you looking for some meaningful ways to share your passions and expertise? Volunteer with us!

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826 Valencia Tenderloin Center helps students find their voices

Our Tenderloin Center was featured on the American Hospital Association's website. Read more.

826 News

826 Valencia on CNN!

We were highlighted on CNN! One of our co-founders, educator Nínive Calegari, talks about 826 Valencia’s programs, our famous Pirate Store, and how important it…

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Bonding Over a Love for Community: 826 @ 626

“The newest 826 in Mission Bay, will continue our mission of providing writing services to young people who might otherwise not be able to afford…

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Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris honored by Charlie’s Corner bookstore in San Francisco

On May 3, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris accepted the inaugural “Charlie Medal” from Charlie’s Corner in San Francisco for their book Her Right Foot…

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826 Valencia and Killing My Lobster present tween sketch comedy

“Twelve students in 826’s programs, which work to close the achievement gap for underserved youth, wrote sketches in a course taught by Killing My Lobster.