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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.

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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.

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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.

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Meet November’s Volunteer of the Month, Johann Schiffer

Meet Johann Schiffer, our November Volunteer of the Month! Learn more about Johann, what drew him to 826, and what keeps him involved.

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826 Valencia wins Google Impact Challenge grant

Google Impact Challenge awarded 826 Valencia and five other local Bay Area nonprofits with a $500,000 grant to support future growth.

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Thank you all for your support — we're one of the winners of the Google Impact Challenge!

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Many thanks to our Bookeaters’ Bash sponsors and special guests

It was our honor to host multi-talented Rashida Jones at our annual Bookeaters’ Bash, the year’s biggest fundraising event.

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We asked our students to dream big

Coming soon to the Tenderloin: 826 Kickball Court, 826 Bunny Store, My Little Pony 826, 826 Skate Shop, 826 Dinosaur Egg, Candy 826, mind-reading pencils, and a machine that checks your stories and spits out pizza.

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Big news: we’re expanding!

Planning is underway to open a second space in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood in 2015.