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Student Writing: Sahan’s “Ode to AirHead”

Ode to an AirHead By Sahan When I eat AirHeads my head is about to explode Because the watermelon is so tasty when I eat it like a sharp thing in my mouth it sticks in my teeth forever This … read more

Volunteer Voices: Gabby Lim

This is part of a new feature on the 826LA blog called Volunteer Voices where volunteers tell their stories in their own words. This story comes from volunteer Gabby Lim, who supported the Young Authors’ Book Project at Manual Arts … read more

Spend the summer with 826LA!

826LA is recruiting four VISTA Summer Associates to support programs in Mar Vista and five VISTA Summer Associates to support programs in Echo Park! Summer Associates will collaborate with 826LA’s programming staff to design curriculum for our English-language learner summer … read more

More Than Just Acceptance Letters

My first experience with supporting students with writing their personal statements for college applications was when I was a senior at Occidental College. I volunteered for 826LA’s Personal Statement Weekend. Three years later, I now support students daily throughout the … read more

Volunteers of the Month: April 2014

From 826LA in Echo Park: Molly Millar began volunteering in Echo Park in 2011 as an after-school tutor. In no way does she consider herself a writer, but she is a proud reader, and she was drawn to 826LA by … read more

There May Be Bones

This past March students explored the mysterious and fascinating world of owl pellets at 826LA as part of our STEM workshop series, supported in part by Google. Armed with tweezers, pipettes, toothpicks and a magnifying glass students dissected a small … read more

Indoor Voices on May 4, 2014

You encourage kids to be imaginative in their writing, now we want to celebrate your creative work at Indoor Voices: A reading series by 826LA volunteers, for 826LA volunteers. Join us Saturday, May 4, 2014 for this spring’s installment at the … read more

Young authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

This Sunday, April 13, some of our city’s youngest authors took to the Hoy Stage at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to read stories that they wrote at 826LA. Westsiders Melisha from Paul Revere Charter Middle School and her … read more

Volunteer Voices: Jaime Fox

This is part of a new feature on the 826LA blog called Volunteer Voices where volunteers tell their stories in their own words. This story comes from field trip volunteer Jaime Fox (the other one): I became involved in 826LA … read more

Powerful Conversations: The Success of the One-on-One Session

Growing up, there were five people I looked up to: my older cousins. “When I grow up I am gonna go to college, and I am gonna go to UCI,” ten-year-old Ana would exclaim. I did go to college, and … read more