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Science Week: Ice cream, deep space & non-Newtonian fluids

Week 3 of our English-Language Learner Summer Camp–Science Week–began with a basic introduction to the admittedly broad concept of science. Students learned about how previous inventions and discoveries, like the compass, nails, and electricity, led to what we consider modern … read more

Mohawk Bend’s newest pizza was designed by 826LA students!

This August, you can try a new pizza at Mohawk Bend designed by 826LA students! Our neighbors at Mohawk Bend in Echo Park invited members of our Youth Advisory Board to design a pizza to benefit 826LA. The Youth Advisory … read more

Meet the Time Travel Mart Staff: Sarah Lancaster

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: Sarah Lancaster, who joined our staff this week as the new Store Coordinator! Sarah … read more

The Los Angeles Dodgers give young journalists a boost

“LADF, 826LA give young reporters a boost” Dodger Insider By Erin Edwards July 31, 2015 For those of you that regularly read Dodger Insider, you know about Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and its Giving Moments. This past Giving Moment … read more

Echo Park Rising: Free Music & Comedy at 826LA in Echo Park on August 15, 2015

In its 5th year, Echo Park Rising is a free festival celebrating creativity, diversity, and local businesses in Echo Park between Friday, August 14 and Sunday, August 16. 826LA is playing host to a killer lineup of musicians and comedians … read more

Estefania’s “Frida Kahlo” from “Viva Mar Vista” Vol. 3, Issue 7

This is a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, who was born in Mexico City and lived from 1907 to 1954. Frida got her painting skills from her grandfather, who was German. Her father was German but her mother was Mexican. The … read more

Students interviewed pitcher Dennis Powell during “Arts & Culture Week”

Today, pitcher Dennis Powell gave students the opportunity to ask their most burning baseball questions when the former Dodger visited 826LA in Echo Park. Part of our English-Language Learner Summer Camp’s “Arts & Culture Week,” students practiced their interviewing skills … read more

Summer Writing Series: Jasiel’s “How to Make a Paper Airplane”

How to Make a Paper Airplane First, you fold the paper in half like a hot dog. Next, you unfold it and fold the two top corners down like an arrow. Fold the top triangle down, making a rectangle. Bring … read more

Nature Week loses a dinosaur, gains a few new animal species

The rousing debates and café calamities of our first week of English Language Learner camp (Food Week) were a tough act to follow, but with our second week of camp — Nature Week! — we certainly gave it our best shot. Students … read more

Roar Shack presents “Pieces” at 826LA in Echo Park on August 2, 2015

Roar Shack is a collective of writers and artists, and over the coming months they’re going to bring you voices. Some of them come from fiction, some from memoir, some from poetry, and from music and performance and just about … read more