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Volunteers of the Month: May 2015

From 826LA in Echo Park: What did the mother buffalo say to the baby buffalo when he was leaving for school? Tommy Honton is a great person who brings stuff to students and knows everything. He might work for the … read more

826LA Turns 10: An Interview With “Tell Me A Story” Chairman Louis Lucido

It was his passion for education that led Louis Lucido, Chief Operating Officer and founding member of DoubleLine Capital, to join 826LA’s board of directors in 2013. Lou (as his friends call him) was sitting next to Jodie Evans, founding … read more

Meet the Time Travel Mart Staff: Maribel Barcena

Ever wonder who the friendly folks are who greet you in the Time Travel Mart? We’d love for you to meet one of these awesome people: Maribel Barcena. You can find her behind the counter in the Echo Park Time Travel … read more


WE ARE ALIVE WHEN WE SPEAK FOR JUSTICE by students of Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School with a foreword by Sylvia Mendez Now Available for Preorder In We Are Alive When We Speak for Justice, fifty-seven students from Mendez … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Catastrophe in Paris”

We are proud to present our latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Small Group Storytelling masterpiece written by students of Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy in Echo Park. Ms. Snodgrass’ seventh-grade students spent the morning … read more

Ask a Volunteer: Feelin’ Nervous, Part One

A few weeks back, we introduced a feature called Ask a Volunteer, where people can anonymously ask questions about volunteering at 826LA, questions that will be answered by other 826LA volunteers. We’ve gotten some questions in and we noticed a … read more

Retired Programmer Margie “Gets Into the Act” by Volunteering at 826LA

In commemoration of Older Americans Month, which happens every May, 826LA is honoring our retired volunteers. Get to know the individuals who exemplify this year’s theme of “Get Into the Act” by investing in the education of young people while … read more

826LA Is Turning 10, and So Is Yahir!

826LA isn’t the only one celebrating a 10th birthday this year. Our student, Yahir, who recently began attending after-school tutoring in Mar Vista, celebrated his 10th birthday on November 26, 2014. He celebrated the occasion with his cousins, a piñata, … read more

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation supports 826LA’s college access program in Boyle Heights!

This week, 826LA was awarded a grant of $15,000 from the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, to support our growing college access program at Roosevelt High School and Mendez High School in Boyle Heights! This program includes help for students writing … read more

Volunteer Sets a Record for Illustrating 100 Field Trip Books

Patrick Diaz has been a staple at our field trips, especially those of the Storytelling and Bookmaking variety. An 826LA volunteer for the past two years, Patrick last Wednesday set a staggering record for illustrating 100 field trip books. “I … read more