See What's New

826 News

Four Hundred and Fourteen Thank Yous

We did it! Thanks to 414 donors across the country chipping in with gifts big and small, we met our IndieGoGo goal of $40,000 for our new Tenderloin Center.

826 News

Support our new center and earn perks when you donate through IndieGoGo

We are on our way to raise $40,000 for sustainable and creative programs in the Tenderloin, but we need your help! Our special perks include signed treehouse prints, tote bags, and hook hands, all to benefit 826 Valencia students.

826 News

Letting kids write and be weird

“Creative writing and tutoring nonprofit 826 Valencia hopes to provide the Tenderloin’s children with a safe space to let their imagination run wild. On May…

826 News

Apply for the 2016 Young Authors’ Workshop

Each summer, we host the Young Authors’ Workshop (YAW), an intensive writing camp for Bay Area students entering grades ten through twelve.

826 News

Join us for our 2016 Bookeaters’ Bash fundraiser

There’s much to celebrate this spring. Join us and special guest Mindy Kaling for an incredible evening to raise money for 826 Valencia’s free programs!

826 News

The Winter 100 Club: Nautically Yours

We closed out the month of January by celebrating that most spectacular group of 826 Valencia volunteers known to us and the world as the 100 Club.

826 News

We’re hiring! Join the staff of 826 Valencia

We're hiring a Program Coordinator for our new center, opening in the Tenderloin neighborhood in early 2016.

826 News

Writing brings ideas to life.

We asked Gigi, age 9, to use her imagination to write about what she’d like to see in our new Tenderloin center. She dreamed up something big, weird, and wonderful: an indoor treehouse where kids can learn, think, and write.So that’s what we’re building.

826 News

Bita Nazarian, Captain of the Ship at 826 Valencia

Executive Director Bita Nazarian chats with local 7X7 Magazine, opening up about 826 Valencia's upcoming expansion.