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Mendez High School Students Rewrite History for 826LA's Young Authors' Book Project

826LA | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education

One of the most important civil rights triumphs from the 20th century happened right here in Southern California, a piece of history often overlooked and underrepresented.

826 and the Future of Education

Jesse Dylan | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Jesse Dylan

The role of teachers may be changing, but their importance and potential for massive impact is not. These educational innovations and strategies will influence the way we learn, but it always comes back to a person taking the time to tell a child something about the world.

EXCERPT: Dave Eggers's Joke Confession

Posted 02.12.2013 | Books

Herman Mildew was a cantankerous, unpleasant book editor who built up enemies throughout publishing. He was gluttonous, odious, insufferable and entir...

826 Valencia Celebrates a Decade With Their Third Annual Write-a-thon on 8/26 Day

Nicki Richesin | Posted 10.20.2012 | San Francisco
Nicki Richesin

In honor of their 10-year anniversary, 826 Valencia asked would-be authors (including children and adults) to round up pledges for 8/26 Day, then join them at 826 Valencia on Sunday, August 26 from noon to 8:26 p.m. to write.

826LA's Young Authors' Book Project

Joel Arquillos | Posted 07.30.2012 | Education
Joel Arquillos

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.

Setting the Record Straight on Creative Writing: What We Really Do in School (And It's Not All Recess)

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Too often, detractors of creative writing as an academic field use a small part of what we do to make a sweeping generalization. So how does an MFA program in creative writing work?

826dc Celebrates One Year of Innovative Writing Programs for Under-Served Youth

Alma Katsu | Posted 02.19.2012 | DC
Alma Katsu

Working out of its headquarters at the Museum of Unnatural History (its logo cleverly mimicking the Smithsonian's) at 3233 14th Street NW, 826dc provides writing programs for underserved youth.

Classrooms for Tomorrow

Joel Arquillos | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Joel Arquillos

The New York Times' Schools for Tomorrow conference was a discussion on how technology will continue to impact how children learn and how schools may change to accommodate this revolution.

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

Joel Arquillos | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Joel Arquillos

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

(WATCH) Superpowers And Brainpower: Nonprofit Tutors Kids Inside Superhero Store

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With everything from X-Ray glasses to bright red capes, Brooklyn's Superhero Supply Store is a kid's dream come true. But the store offers kids mor...

Nick Hornby Takes Cue From Dave Eggers On Literacy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Author Nick Hornby and art entrepreneurs Ben Payne and Lucy Macnab open the first Ministry of Stories centre in east London. Based on Dave Eggars' San...

International Literacy Day: 7 Easy Ways To Spread The Word

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Attention bookworms, this day's for you. You love books every day of the year, but there's only one that highlights the 774 million adults worldwide...

Inspiring Young People to Write

Joel Arquillos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Arquillos

When a student like Cesar Guajardo takes the initiative to write about something he feels very passionate about, 826LA is there to help him develop his ability to express his ideas clearly and confidently.

Pepsi Refresh Project and City Labs

Joel Arquillos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Arquillos

Those of us lucky enough to receive funding can do a heck of a lot of good with the kind of cash Pepsi is giving away--over a million dollars a month!