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Hello, teachers! You are our heroes. 826 Valencia has always existed to support teachers, who we know do such important, difficult, and rewarding work. Here you’ll find resources for getting involved with 826 Valencia.
Learn about how we bring tutor support to schools and classrooms in SFUSD.
Maybe! Our services are aimed at under-resourced students (as measured by free/reduced lunch status) in SFUSD schools. If your classroom is a fit, learn more about our In-School projects and how to arrange a project of your own.
Check out 826 Digital, a collection of curriculum tools and resources from the 826 Network, which are completely free and accessible anywhere!
It depends on the project. The main purpose of our In-Schools program is to support teachers with those writing projects that could use some extra one-on-one support (in other words, all writing projects). We’ll respond to your needs. For some longer-term projects, like the Young Authors’ Book Project, the curriculum is more collaborative. When in doubt, reach out to Programs Manager Ryan Young at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
In the beginning stages, a general sense of the project and what stage the students will be at (brainstorming vs. drafting, for example) is all we need—and we know that flexibility is key, so we’ll be ready to meet students where they are. Projects must be arranged at least one month in advance so we have time to recruit volunteers. The details can come about a week before the project begins.
You can learn about our programs and how enrollment works for each one here, or send them to the “I’m a student or parent” page to learn more. Workshops are a great starting point. And on Sunday afternoons from 2:30-4:30, we have drop-in tutoring hours for homework help.