Mission Statement

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

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What's New?

Next Event:

After-School Tutoring in Echo Park

March 21 @ 3:00 pm

Want to get involved? Find out what’s happening this month at 826LA.

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Learn more about our programs. Information for parents, teachers, and volunteers inside.

826LA provides students with the individualized support they need to discover their voices through writing.

What We Do

Ready to volunteer?
We’d love to have you!

Volunteers serve as tutors, mentors, and role models for students; lead writing workshops; support publishing projects; illustrate student-written books; guide students through the storytelling process, and more!

Volunteer Today

Please consider making your contribution today.

Over 9,000 students receive the benefit of 826LA’s free programs each year, but it’s only possible with your generous support. A tax-deductible donation of any amount helps keep our programs accessible to the students who need them most.


Time Travel Mart

Looking for a toupee for your robot? Maybe you need some item from the past. Head to the Time Travel Mart for those and more! Remember, whenever you are, we’re already then.

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Upcoming Events

From book release parties and personal statement workshops to fundraisers and volunteer appreciation, there’s always something happening at 826LA.

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Student Writing Gallery

“On my roof, I gaze at the streets’ movement and distant buildings, trees, and mountains.” Our Student Writing Gallery showcases the latest and greatest from LA’s youngest authors.

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Looking for upcoming workshops? See the full schedule here, and sign up!

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Keep up to date with 826LA news via our blog!