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Field Trip Book of the Week: “The Socusical: The Day Music Maid and Alex Brought Music and Soccer Together”

We are proud to present our latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece written by students of Beethoven Street Elementary School. Ms. Sandler’s third-grade class spent the morning with us, brainstorming, … read more

826LA Turns 10: An Interview With Advisory Board Member J. Ryan Stradal

Many years ago when writer J. Ryan Stradal was between jobs and living across the street from the SPARC Building in Venice, 826LA essentially became his second home. A decade later, J. Ryan, now an 826LA advisory board member, hasn’t … read more

Roar Shack Presents: Word to Your Mother on May 10, 2015 in Echo Park

Roar Shack presents: Word to Your Mother on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 826LA in Echo Park. Roar Shack is a collective of writers and artists that will bring you voices over the coming months. Some members come from fiction, … read more

826LA Is Recruiting a VISTA Volunteer Outreach and Retention Assistant for 2015-2016

826LA is currently recruiting an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve as the Volunteer Outreach and Retention Assistant, working out of our Mar Vista center. This VISTA will build the capacity of the entire organization by improving and developing volunteer appreciation, … read more

826LA Is Recruiting Two VISTA Manual Arts In-School Assistants for 2015-2016

826LA is recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA members for the 2015-2016 year! AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at … read more

Manual Arts High Decathletes Find Friendship on the Road to Victory

When the Academic Decathlon team enters the College Center at Manual Arts Senior High School, 826LA’s satellite site, it’s as if a group of local heroes has arrived. “Hey, it’s the Aca Deca guys!” one student shouts out. The decathletes … read more

Young Authors’ Book Project Editorial Board Dives Into Their Peers’ Work

The Young Authors’ Book Project transitioned into its second leg in March, when the student Editorial Board at Mendez High School started to work on the editing phase of the process. The fifteen students coming in outside of their required … read more

Student Writing: Sofia’s “Phone Hacking” in Good Times, Vol. 6 Issue 3

Phone hacking is the practice of intercepting telephone calls or voicemail messages, often by accessing the voicemail messages of a mobile phone. Phone hacking is growing as a security issue. Telephone hacking can happen to you anywhere in the world. … read more

Join 826LA and KCRW at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 18 and 19, 2015

On April 18 and 19, 826LA returns to University of Southern California for the 20th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! This two-day celebration brings together book and publishing enthusiasts from across America and beyond, and is free, all-ages, and open to … read more

826LA and the Writing Factory: An Intern Reflection by Carolina Nolasco

As an intern, I originally came to 826LA to learn how a nonprofit works. But what I found was much more than I could hope for. I found the place I dreamed and wished for as a child, a place … read more