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Student Identity Through the Arts

826LA | Posted 02.10.2017 | Education

These are questions I try to keep at the forefront when planning curriculum. The execution of them has taken varied forms, depending on available time, supports and student interests.

Is Donor-Driven Charity Dying? Finding New Nonprofit Models Before It's Too Late

George McGraw | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
George McGraw

With another successful #GivingTuesday behind us, the holiday fundraising season is officially here. And as the nation's 1.5 million non-profits launc...

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

826LA | Posted 05.13.2016 | 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.

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.

PLAN ForYourArt: December 15-21

Bettina Korek | Posted 02.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Join the Pacific Standard Time museums this weekend in Downtown and Exposition Park as they celebrate Pacific Standard Time with two days of exhibitions, special activities, and free events.

The Art of Giving: This Artweek.LA (December 12-18, 2011)

Bill Bush | Posted 02.12.2012 | Arts
Bill Bush


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.

Shop Here, Do Good: 6 LA Boutiques That Give to Charity

| Lien Ta | Posted 07.20.2011 | Los Angeles

If you might be addicted to shopping, turn your materialistic habit into something good. Given LA's rabid affinity for wearing TOMS shoes -- the infam...

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....

Judd Apatow, Randy Newman and More Take the Spotlight for LA Students

826LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

826LA is excited to turn over keys to the Writers Guild Theater and see Judd Apatow and his buddies take the spotlight this Friday night for the students of LAUSD.

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

Joel Arquillos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Arquillos

Students need time to create and think. We need to provide students with the resources and experiences that help them develop a real understanding of what education can do for them.

Mo Willems, Dan Yaccarino, Dan Santat And 13 Other Illustrators Give 'Eyewitness Reports' Of A Fictional Event (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Eyewitness Reports" is a charity auction of 37 pieces of original art by some of the best children's book artists today. The auction proceeds will be...

Celebs Compete In 'Spelling Bee For Cheaters' To Benefit 826LA

GNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

We're betting Quinn Fabray can spell "Glee," but can Dianna Agron, the actress who plays her on the hit musical comedy, win a spelling bee? She'll try...

A Spelling Bee for Cheaters Is Coming on August 14th

826LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

"I still go to work with my dad on Saturdays and during vacation. Sometimes I get paid and sometimes I don't, but I am okay with that because I unders...

The Carnival of the Animals, Poetically Speaking

826LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

826LA students recently had the opportunity to learn about the unique coupling of music and poetry along with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's composer-in-residence, Derek Bermel.

Plan ForYourArt May 13-19

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

What dramatic role does art play in fiction, and in the understanding of a place? In this Getty Perspectives lecture, presented in collaboration with Zocalo, Geoff Dyer discusses his work, art and fiction.

Better Conversation Through Writing

826LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Sometimes, developing young people whose likes and dislikes are still taking shape show up at 826LA looking for homework help only to find that they leave with a new interest.

Keeping the "Fun" in Fundraising: Chickens in Love

Joel Arquillos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Arquillos

Students created their own bands, wrote the lyrics to a song, and recorded a video of themselves performing their composition with the help of musically-inclined tutors.

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.

This Week In Impact Blogs: Breast Cancer, Donors Choose, Education And More

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since the launch of HuffPost Impact last week, we've been fortunate enough to feature blog posts from a respected group of authors, actors, nonprofit ...

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!

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

Joel Arquillos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel Arquillos

What helps the young people we serve is one-on-one attention. If we're going to level the playing field for students attending public schools, it's essential for more volunteers to fill the gaps.