Press & Recognition

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A place for whimsy, wonder & imagination

Gensler Magazine featured our whimsical and wonderful Tenderloin Center space.

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Fun’s the good word at 826 Valencia anniversary celebration

The San Francisco Chronicle joined in on the fun at our 15th-anniversary block party last month!

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826 Valencia block party a haven from protests

Our fun-filled, 15th-anniversary block party was featured on Mission Local!

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Our Executive Director Bita Nazarian received a CATE Award of Merit

Hats off to our wonderful ED and thank you to the California Association of Teachers of English!

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Hear stories of perseverance, trauma, and matters of the heart

Slack's Editorial Team joined us in the Tenderloin to help turn student stories into podcasts.

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Dave Eggers encabeza un movimiento que educa a los más necesitados

“826 Valencia”, su primer proyecto, está cumpliendo 15 años. La pregunta es si la idea original se transformó. “No, a nuestro centro en The Mission…

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The Tenderloin awakens: After years with no new development, the neighborhood is about to see shovels

“The next year saw the arrival of 826 Valencia, the writing workshop co-founded by author Dave Eggers, at 180 Golden Gate Ave. Caroline…

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Our Executive Director and 826 National’s CEO were interviewed on Radio Valencia!

Our Executive Director Bita Nazarian and 826 National’s CEO Gerald Richards sat down with Charles Williams to discuss our mission. Click here to listen to the…

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We were on ABC 7 news!

“It’s an environment with no computers or laptops — just pencils, papers, books and one-on-one tutoring from volunteers like Kristen Cosby, who reads aloud with…