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Joel Arquillos
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826LA's Young Authors' Book Project

(1) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 11:06 AM

The Young Authors' Book Project is one of 826LA's most exciting projects. Over the course of a semester, high school students become published authors. This year, 826LA partnered with the Academic Leadership Community pilot at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex in Downtown L.A. With...

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Classrooms for Tomorrow

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 11:31 AM

I was honored for the opportunity to represent 826LA and the 826 National network at a recent panel put together by the New York Times titled Schools for Tomorrow. The main focus of the day-long conference was to discuss how technology will continue to...

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826 National Students in Conversation with Education Secretary Arne Duncan on 'Talk of the Nation'

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 2:30 PM

Editor's note: This post has been removed at the blogger's request as the event described has been postponed.

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Creativity in Education: There is Room for it (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted October 5, 2010 | 1:25 PM

At a recent panel hosted by GOOD and the University of Phoenix, I had the honor to join Jan Kirsch from Inner City Arts, Cynthia Campoy-Brophy from The HeArt Project, and Sophia Klatzker from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. We discussed the changing environment of schools and...

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Keeping the "Fun" in Fundraising: Chickens in Love

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2010 | 9:11 AM

At 826LA we don't offer traditional fundraisers. We know that in order to keep our donors and volunteers engaged, we have to make things a bit more interesting each year. We've held Paddle Boat Regattas where teams compete by racing paddle boats around Echo Park Lake;...

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Pepsi Refresh Project and City Labs

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2010 | 5:57 PM

Nonprofits would not exist without funding from corporations, foundations, donors, and other generous individuals and organizations. It takes a lot of energy and serious work to build great relationships with those that support the work we do. I'm happy to announce that the great people behind Good Magazine...

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Inspiring Young People to Write

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2009 | 2:29 PM

At 826LA -- as is the case at all 826 National locations -- we love nothing more than witnessing a young person become enthralled with the written word. Both of our Los Angeles centers offer a weekly journalism class led by professionals in the field where students discuss,...

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Use Your Volunteer Time Wisely: Help Often, One Kid At A Time

(3) Comments | Posted October 20, 2009 | 1:12 PM

At 826LA we strive to support students in the development of their writing skills, and teachers as they help students discover the power of the writing process, both in the classroom and at our centers in Echo Park and Venice. With our in-school programs, we bring our trained volunteers...

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