826LA Blog

“They Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Growing.”

Sixth-graders Daniela and Nelia are good friends who attend After-School Tutoring at 826LA, where they’ve grown a great deal academically and personally. Now that they’re 11, they can shed some light on what it was like being 10 years old. … read more

Student Writing: Ciro’s “Never Annoy a Ghost”

Her name was Sara, Sara Colingstein. She was walking along a skinny path in her not-so-decent clothes, when she came upon a ghost. The ghost was as ugly as a rotten tomato. It looked as if it was cut clean … read more

Student Writing: Ivan’s “Masa During the Holidays,” from Good Times, Vol. 6 Issue 3

This interview by student Ivan appears in Vol. 6, Issue 3 of Good Times, 826LA’s student-written newspaper. Pick up your copy today in the Time Travel Mart! We walked down Sunset Boulevard to visit Masa of Echo Park, a restaurant … read more

10 Ways to Celebrate With 826LA All Year Long

In 2015–just two short weeks away–826LA will be 10 years old! We’ve begun celebrating this milestone already, and there’s lots more reveling in the works. But here are 10 ways that you–our volunteers, supporters, and friends–can partake in the festivities … read more

Bad Robot Made Students’ Holidays Extra Happy

On the last day of tutoring of 2014, our friends from Bad Robot Productions came to 826LA in Mar Vista to make students’ holidays extra happy. The afternoon began with each student from our After-School Tutoring program reading his or … read more

Volunteers of the Month: December 2014

From 826LA in Mar Vista: Gloria Gilbert-Hayat hails from Connecticut but has called Los Angeles home since 1989. She has been a volunteer at 826LA since fall 2013. Gloria attended Heidelberg American High School in West Germany and attended Fairfield … read more

Community Workshops Bring Parents Into the ‘Learning Equation’

Usually chock full of students reading, writing, and homeworking, our Echo Park center on a recent Friday night was filled with parents eager to hear from speakers on topics concerning their children’s education. The informative series of Community Workshops for … read more

“You Should Do Lots of Fun Stuff While You’re Little.”

You could say that twin brothers Fabian and Ivan are slightly more seasoned than some students in 826LA’s After-School Tutoring program. The fifth-graders are 11 years old and, with their wisdom and knowledge, can guide the younger students who come … read more

Join 826LA’s Publishing Project on the Mendez v. Westminster Case at Mendez High School

826LA would like to warmly invite you to participate in our 12th Young Author’s Book Project (YABP), our cornerstone annual publishing project. Each year, 826LA works with a different LAUSD high school to give a group of students an apprenticeship-like … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week (Special Edition): “When the Intern-Janitors Saved the Day: A Field Trip Adventure”

As the end of the school year winds down, so are we at 826LA. Volunteers, next week will be our final week of field trips at our Mar Vista center before winter break, if you’re interested in having a last … read more