826LA Blog

Volunteers of the Month: September 2014

From 826LA in Mar Vista: Debbie Dao has been a devoted volunteer and tutor serving the Los Angeles community for the past several years. This fall, she is beginning her fifth year tutoring at Mar Vista Elementary School, where she works … read more

826LA Dubbed a ‘Wallet-Friendly’ Activity for Kids

“Wallet-Friendly Activities – Free Enrichment Activities for Kids in Los Angeles” ParentPick September 18, 2014 FREE READING & WRITING ACTIVITIES 826LA All year round 826LA offers FREE workshops, one-on-one tutoring, book production/publication and a program that offers elementary kids additional … read more

Dave Eggers Brings LMU Talk Full ‘Circle’ With Call for Volunteerism

826 National co-founder Dave Eggers was on the campus of Loyola Marymount University this past Tuesday discussing his recent novel, The Circle, with hundreds of engaged students and faculty members. The fictional book’s commentary on privacy in a world where … read more

Read a Book Day 2014 at 826LA

Saturday, September 6 is Read a Book Day, a day when people across the country turn off their TVs and put down their electronic devices, if only for a moment, to simply read a book. A novel concept! We here … read more

826LA Gets 10th-Anniversary Party Started With a Dance-a-thon

Dust off your dancing shoes and ready your show-stopping moves because 826LA, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center supporting students 6 to 18, is hosting a dance-a-thon for its 10th anniversary. Registration is now open for “Let’s Do the Time … read more

The YAB Pizza Breaks Piece of the Pie Record

The tallies are in and we’d like to thank the many supporters who dined on The YAB pizza, crafted by 826LA’s Youth Advisory Board, at Mohawk Bend during the month of August. As part of Mohawk Bend’s Piece of the … read more

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