Press & Recognition

826 News
01.22.2021

Starr King Elementary and 826 Valencia featured in The Potrero View

SF Neighborhood newspaper The Portrero View recognized our work with Starr King Elementary in their January 2021 issue, saying “growth in student writing is tangible.”…

Press & Recognition
01.12.2021

El Tecolote features 826 student Larissa Chacon Hernandez

We worked with Larissa on last year’s Young Authors Book Project, The Freedom To Live Without Fear. She recently…

Press & Recognition
01.11.2021

KQED: “SF’s In-Person ‘Learning Hubs’ Had Zero COVID-19 Outbreaks. What Does This Mean for Reopening Public Schools?”

826 Valencia partnered with San Francisco’s Community Hubs Initiative to provide in-person care and enrichment to some of SF’s most vulnerable students. Now, the Community…

Press & Recognition
08.13.2020

Executive Director Bita Nazarian discusses education on Nonprofit Report

On August 11, Our Executive Director Bita Nazarian participated in a panel hosted by Mark Oppenheim’s Nonprofit Report, a weekly webinar on nonprofit organizations, issues…

Press & Recognition
07.15.2020

The Warriors visit our Mission Bay Center

We were thrilled to be a part of this video (filmed before shelter in place!)  in which Golden State Warriors center Marquese Chriss…

Press & Recognition
07.15.2020

Edutopia: “‘The Human Connection Is Everything’: Dave Eggers on What He’s Learned From Tutoring Students”

One of our co-founders, Dave Eggers, was recently interviewed by Edutopia to talk about the new book Unnecessarily Beautiful Spaces for…

Press & Recognition
07.15.2020

The San Francisco Chronicle: “Distance learning for some kids at SF elementary school came with an extra challenge: No internet connection”

As learning transitioned to the remote world, many of our students were faced with issues around access to technology and the internet.

Press & Recognition
07.02.2020

Tiarri Washington, an 826 student, wins New York Times podcast contest

One of our students, Tiarri Washington, age 13, was recently named one of the winners of The New York Times’…

Press & Recognition
06.16.2020

Joelle Chien, an 826 Valencia student, examines racism against Asian Americans

A student from our Mission Bay Youth Leadership Advisory Board, Joelle Chien, recently had a piece of writing featured in the June/July issue…