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The More the Merrier: Welcome, New Staff!

We’re thrilled to welcome new 826 staff members as we reopen our spaces and return to serving students in person. This new group brings talent,…

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826 Valencia’s Teacher of the Month Award Returns and Seeks Your Nominations!

We at 826 Valencia are always looking for ways to celebrate those who make a difference in young peoples’ lives every day.

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For Current Volunteers: Reopening Update and Volunteer Requirements

Dear Volunteers,  We are so excited to welcome you back to our Centers! We want to ensure that all volunteers are…

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Meet our New Board Members: Keith O. Hunter and Scott Rubin

As 826 Valencia has grown from a single namesake storefront and writing center in the Mission, to serving thousands of students all across San Francisco…

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Our June Volunteers of the Month are also our Interns of the Year!

With our summer programs now under way, we’ve welcomed aboard a whole new crew of interns to support our students. While they’re getting…

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Our second June Teacher of the Month is Demetric Strong!

With June comes the ending (and beginning) of many things. The end of an often-times-tumultuous school year, the beginning of “summer” in SF,…

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Celebrating Sofia Mackey as one of two June Teachers of the Month

As the school year winds down, it gives us a time to reflect on the many different challenges and successes of a year…


Dana Eastland is our May Volunteer of the Month!

Wow, we’re already reaching the end of the school year, where did the time go! Like Dana Eastland, our Volunteer of The Month,…

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Osceola Ward is one of three May Teachers of the Month!

This month we’re excited to release our Young Authors’ Book Project, our biggest publishing project of the year, in partnership with Civic Center…