826LA Blog

Summer Writing Series: Joon’s “How to Survive a Road Trip Across America!”

Road trips are a mysterious experience. Often times, the ride is a path to boredom. Other times, there might be an intriguing attraction to see. But all road trips have something in common: They always have one moment that goes … read more

Katherine’s “Review of 826LA”

826LA is a great place to learn and meet new people. The people there are really helpful and nice. They spend their time here just to help us. They encourage me and all of us here because they help us … read more

Making Waves this Summer with STEM at 826LA

On Saturday mornings this summer, Time Travel Mart customers may have heard a curious din emitting from the 826LA’s writing lab: the sound of our summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students getting hands on with the science of … read more

826LA’s Newest Partner—Morgan Lewis!

We’re proud to announce that 826LA is the newest pro bono partner of the Los Angeles offices of law firm Morgan Lewis! Every year, lawyers and legal personnel from Morgan Lewis devote thousands of hours of their time to supporting … read more

Words, Spoken: I Had the Idea, You Wrote the Lyrics, We Made A Song

From June 15 to June 19, 826LA in Echo Park was proud to host fifteen budding writers for Words, Spoken, a weeklong workshop that explored poetry and creative writing. The workshop, led by Dr. Ashaki Jackson, focused on the manifesto: … read more

826LA Journalism Students Visit Dodger Stadium

On a warm Tuesday evening this past July, 826LA journalism students took a trip to Dodger Stadium courtesy of Andre Ethier and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation - who, very recently awarded 826LA a grant of $15,000 to support our growing college … read more

Volunteers of the Month: August 2015

From 826LA in Mar Vista: Starting out as an intern in May 2014, Dave Hawryluk had the invaluable opportunity to work closely with the students and staff members of 826LA. After his internship ended in December, he remained involved with 826 … read more

Celebrating All Things 826 on 8/26

Happy 8/26 Day! The most 826-y day of the year is here. August 26th! Every 8/26 we celebrate National Youth Literacy Day and all things 826, including our super talented, super smart, super creative, super impactful, super everything volunteers. All … read more

Goodbye to Summer

I am not a Los Angeles native – I moved here from Tennessee four years ago for college, and as I write this, I am just days away from moving once again.  As I bid adieu to my college years … read more

#IWantToHelp: Because It’s a Total Blast!

This August, leading up to August 26 (aka 8/26 Day and National Youth Literacy Day), we’ll be introducing you to just a few of our most committed and outstanding volunteers. Our volunteer, Becca Perry from Bad Robot Productions, shares her … read more