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826 News
07.21.2020

Meet Associate Board Member Matt Carney

Matt Carney loves books. A lifetime of literary appreciation found Matt working at the now-closed Maple Street Book Shop…

826 News
07.20.2020

Our summer programs are in full swing!

Summer: a time of beat-the-heat techniques and activity-filled weeks. At 826 Valencia, that means summer camps to keep our students writing, learning, imagining,…

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.

826 News
07.15.2020

Our second annual (and first virtual) Career Carousel!

What can you learn by talking to a neuroscientist, a journalist, and a social worker? The possibilities are endless! Some of the members…

826 News
07.07.2020

Student writing appears on Big Belly trash cans in the Tenderloin

Our students’ writing doesn’t just appear in books. It’s been on coffee cups, in bus shelters, on the walls of bakeries, and on…

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’…

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