826LA Blog

Volunteer Voices: Carolyn Chuang

As part of our Volunteer Voices blog series, 826LA volunteers tell their stories in their own words. This story comes from Carolyn Chuang, an After School Tutoring volunteer in Mar Vista. My journey with 826 began almost 10 years ago … read more

Meet 826LA’s Fall Interns in Mar Vista!

We’re fortunate to welcome a few new faces to the Mar Vista intern team. Interns do a ton of work both seen and unseen: from talking with prospective volunteers to leading tutoring sessions, interns are a truly vital part of … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: The Adventures of the Lasagna

826LA is very excited to bring back our Field Trip Book of the Week series for the 2015-2016 school year! For our first post, we are proud to present a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece written by 4th grade students of … read more

Volunteer of the Month: October 2015

From 826LA in Mar Vista: Sylvie Rabineau co-founded Rabineau Wachter in 2000 (which evolved to become The RWSG Literary Agency). Prior to RWSG, Sylvie was an agent at Sanford Gross and Associates, and began her agency career with International Creative Management. She … read more

Time Travel Mart Creative Spotlight: Natalie Delgado

How long have you been involved with 826LA? I recently got involved with 826LA during the summer of 2015. I served as a graphic design intern on behalf of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Internship Program. What is your favorite … read more

Student Writing: Isabella’s “I Would Be a Cat”

If you could be one animal for 24 hours, what would you be, and why? I would be a cat for 24 hours because a cat can scratch people and defend itself, but the cat food will taste like dirt! … read more

Beyond the Parking Lot and Fence: The Writers’ Room

From the parking lot, beyond the fence there is a building that reads: LIFE. These four letters are painted blue and rise high above the Manual Arts High School garden; they are freckled with windows and air conditioners, open blinds … read more

“I want to read something wonderfully you”: Partners in Time Chat with BEK & Winnie Holzman

This weekend, 826LA supporters gathered for drinks and conversation with cartoonist and author Bruce Eric Kaplan (BEK), whose darkly funny memoir I Was a Child examines childhood confusion with humor and grace. Writer Winnie Holzman, whose series My-So Called Life … read more

Sappi North America supports 826LA with an Ideas That Matter grant!

Have you heard the good news? Today Sappi North America announced the grant recipients of its 16th annual Ideas that Matter program, including 826LA! Aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes, this grantmaking program has funded over 500 nonprofit … read more

235 Pizzas Support 826LA’s Programs for Kids

August was a very special month at 826LA. Over 150 people signed up to volunteer, we celebrated the most 826-y day of the year on 8/26, and our friends at Mohawk Bend gave students a piece of the pie by … read more