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826 News
08.14.2020

Gene and Suzanne Valla: Planning For The Future

Gene and Suzanne Valla have been with us from the start. Seriously. Gene first heard about 826 Valencia when he was reading the news and…

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School Spirits with the 826 Valencia Associate Board

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…

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…