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Jewels Smith, creator of (H)aftrocentric: the Comic, visits After-school tutoring

On Tuesday May 8 we had the privilege of welcoming local artist Juliana “Jewels” Smith to the writing lab. Jewels is the author of…

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This weekend’s Cabernet Cookoff at Hall Winery benefits 826 Valencia

We are pleased to have been selected among local charities to receive proceeds from Hall Winery’s 3rd Annual Cabernet Cookoff! From the generous team at…

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Sirron Norris talks giant blue bears with students from After-school tutoring

If you’ve ever laid eyes on one of the many murals around San Francisco featuring giant, blue bears and wondered about the artist responsible for…

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Author Luis J. Rodriguez visits after-school tutoring

The writing lab was packed with tutors, parents, and students who paused in their homework for a reading by the award-winning and best-selling author,…

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James Lick’s sixth grade poets get serious about their craft

Over the past couple months we've worked with every sixth grader at James Lick Middle School through our annual poetry collaboration.

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Announcing the new Pirate Supply Store website

We’re proud to announce the launch of our new Pirate Supply Store website. The new website has everything to reinvigorate your childhood aspirations of exploring the seven seas.

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The Grotto School raises $8,000 for 826 Valencia

On Saturday,September 17, more than twenty local writers spent the day at the Grotto…

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BAYCAT screens film from 826 Valencia collaboration

On Thursday, September 1, BAYCAT, the Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology, released its latest film, Miles Away, which grew out of a…

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Fifty-three student authors celebrate Beyond Stolen Flames, Forbidden Fruit, and Telephone Booths

This year's Young Authors' Book Project culminated with a release party at the Brava Theater.