Press & Recognition
Mother Jones reports on the Spelling Bee for Cheaters
Mother Jones provides an in-depth look at the inaugural Spelling Bee for Cheaters, including a list of some of the Bee's toughest words and their definitions.
NBC Nightly News visits the writing lab
NBC Nightly News sent Willie Geist to 826NYC and 826 Valencia for a “Making a Difference” feature on the 826 writing centers.
Radio Alice highlights the Spelling Bee for Cheaters
Radio Alice interviews 826 board president, Brian Gray, contestant and musician Thao Nguyen, and co-creator Rebecca Feldman about the Spelling Bee for Cheaters.
The New York Times publishes students’ letters to the First Lady
Once again, The New York Times honors our students’ hard work by featuring them in the Sunday Op-Ed. Take a closer look at the…
The San Francisco Chronicle covers Natalie Merchant’s songwriting workshop
In August 2010, singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant came to 826 Valencia to work with Bay Area high-schoolers on the art of songwriting. Merchant not only offered…
The New York Times features students’ letters from Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country
826 students from around the country saw their letters and drawings in The New York Times’ Op-Ed. Read the whole article to see what…
TED Talks asks Dave Eggers for one wish to change the world
Co-founder Dave Eggers tells the story of 826 and shares his vision for public schools.
Esquire interviews Dave Eggers about the future of reading
826 co-founder Dave Eggers defends literate children everywhere in his article for Esquire.
“A Genius at Tutoring” in Forbes’ “Creative Giving” section
826 Valencia staff, tutors, and students are interviewed in an article that highlights the inner-workings of the organization. See what they had to say…