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Hot Dish Brunch at 826LA in Echo Park on March 29, 2015

Hot Dish Reading Series returns to 826LA for its third annual brunch party on Sunday, March 29 at 11:30 am in Echo Park. Featuring playwright Dorothy Fortenberry (Status Update), novelist James Hannaham (Delicious Foods), journalist Ana Kasparian (The Young Turks), author … read more

826LA Is Turning 10, and So Is Germany!

826LA isn’t the only one celebrating a 10th birthday this year. Our student, Germany, who attends after-school tutoring in Mar Vista, celebrated her 10th birthday over the weekend on March 1. “It was good ’cause my dad took me to … read more

An Evening with Judd Apatow & Friends on March 5, 2015

Join Judd Apatow and friends including Ray Romano and Whitney Cummings for an evening of comedy at Largo at the Coronet! Proceeds benefit 826LA, and tickets ($40-$100) are extremely limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. When … read more

Welcome the Winter Interns in Echo Park

826LA in Echo Park is fortunate to be working with seven amazing interns this winter, including returning interns Carolina Nolasco and Shelby DeWeese. Interns do a ton of work both seen and unseen: from talking with prospective volunteers to leading … read more

826LA Celebrates 50 Years of AmeriCorps VISTA: Ashley Ratcliff

826LA tells students that there are many ways to be a writer. Writing is a way for us to communicate who we are and what we want, whether that’s in a screenplay, in a personal statement for a college application, … read more

826LA Celebrates 50 Years of AmeriCorps VISTA: Mariesa Arrañga Kubasek

As 826LA in Echo Park’s Volunteer Outreach and Support Assistant VISTA, Mariesa Arrañga Kubasek’s sole focus is the lifeblood of 826LA: volunteers. During her months in this position, Mariesa has worked to recruit and train volunteers, to listen to their … read more

Bobby Verdugo Relives Historic Walkouts With Mendez High Students

“I had given up on myself, but I walked out for my brother and his friends, who were only freshmen, and for people I had never met, like all of you.” With these words, Bobby Verdugo explained to a captivated … read more

Join 826LA to Read, Play, and Share at Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest on March 28, 2015

Back for the third year in a row, Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest is Los Angeles’ only book festival focused exclusively on the local literary community. Celebrating the love of reading, writing, and Los Angeles, this free event offers book-lovers of all ages … read more

Meet Our New Intern at Manual Arts High

826LA’s satellite site in Manual Arts Senior High School is fortunate to be working with three amazing interns this winter, including returners Florentino Cardona and Jocelyn Mariscal, as well as one new face who you’ll learn about below. Interns do … read more

826LA Celebrates 50 Years of AmeriCorps VISTA: Daisy Sanchez

As an AmeriCorps VISTA member, Daisy Sanchez has worked closely with the school community at Manual Arts Senior High School to listen to their needs, create projects, and recruit volunteers to bring in one-on-one support to hundreds of students. Her … read more