826LA Blog

Ten Years of Inspiring 826LA Students to Write

DEAR FRIENDS, Happy 8/26! On this most special date–National Youth Literacy Day–I’m writing with some big news: this year, 826LA turns 10! If you traveled back in time to 826LA’s opening day and told us that we would: We might … read more

It’s Back to the Future in the Latest “Viva Mar Vista”

Breaking news: It’s 2142, and humans and robots are engaged in an all-out battle for . . . peace. That’s one of the many page-turning gems that await readers when they peruse the latest edition of Viva Mar Vista, which … read more

826LA Sets Off on Second Year at Manual Arts High

On the south side of Los Angeles, minutes away from USC in the heart of the hustle and bustle, there exists a hub of empowerment and expression. That special place is the campus of Manual Arts Senior High School. 826LA, … read more

Roosevelt High, City of L.A. Honor 826LA’s Marisa Gedney

Writing a personal statement is a daunting feat for students who consider it a make-or-break moment in their education. For the past four years, 826LA volunteers, in partnership with the College and Career Center at Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School … read more

Wait a Minute . . . That Was OUR Planet!

Whether or not they take place on Earth, the best science fiction stories say something about our world. This summer, students ages 10-14 learned more about science, technology, and society in our world through the lens of science fiction at 826LA … read more

826LA Travels to the Future (and Beyond!)

To cap off a great four weeks of English-Language Learner (ELL) Camp at 826LA, students spent their final week of camp designing future cities, inventing time travel devices, and gazing into their crystal balls during Future Week. Students started the … read more

Greetings from the 826LA Space Republic

Week 3 of 826LA’s English-Language Learner (ELL) Camp was a courageous week, where intrepid aliens and space explorers (aka students) navigated the perils of the galaxy. It was Space Week! Of course, we have to say thank you to the … read more

Summer Associates Share the Best of ELL Camp, Part 2

As this year’s English-Language Learner (ELL) Camp came to an end, our AmeriCorps Summer Associates recapped their favorite moments from one of the best summers in recent memory. Here are two more of our Summer Associates’ stories: My Good Future … read more

Summer Associates Share the Best of ELL Camp, Part 1

As this year’s English-Language Learner (ELL) Camp came to an end, our AmeriCorps Summer Associates recapped their favorite moments from one of the best summers in recent memory. Here are three of our Summer Associates’ stories: The Tastiest Week of … read more

Judd Apatow Highlights 826LA’s Literacy Efforts in ‘Hollywood Reporter’

“Olivia Wilde, Paul Rudd and Judd Apatow Reveal Their Top Philanthropic Causes” The Hollywood Reporter By Tatiana Siegel August 14, 2014 Judd Apatow Cause: Literacy Apatow’s first industry job introduced him to the concept of philanthropy. Working for HBO’s Comic … read more