New 826 Valencia Writing Lab opens in Tenderloin

The crowd of 100 or so people at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street at around 2:30 p.m. included Mayor Ed Lee, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, author and publisher Dave Eggers, and others, who came out to cut the ribbon on a new 826 Valencia Writing Center.

The new center, formerly a Big Boy Market on what Kim told the gathering was “one of the most problematic corners in the city,” will now be a safe spot where neighborhood kids can go and explore their creativity.

Read the full article in the SF Weekly here.

Photo by Mark Segal Kemp for the SF Weekly.