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Field Trip Book of the Week: “Banana War 2″

We are proud to present the latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Choose Your Own Adventure masterpiece, written by students from Rosemont Avenue Elementary School. Ms. Godfrey’s fifth-graders spent the morning with us, brainstorming, … read more

826LA Is Turning 10, and So Is Giovanni!

826LA isn’t the only one celebrating a 10th birthday this year. Our student, Giovanni, turned 10 on September 29. We talked with the birthday boy about his big day. Read what he had to say below. What do you want … read more

Jo Ellen Shares Spooky Activities in After-School Tutoring!

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again! The Halloween decorations are up and everyone in the office is contemplating what costumes to wear on October 30 when we celebrate Halloween here in Mar Vista during After-School Tutoring. As an intern … read more

826LA In-Schools in Profile: Locke College Prep Academy

Watts is a changing community: its population is shifting and the historically African-American neighborhood is welcoming families from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and even China. Students from all over the world, eager to learn and grow, congregate just north … read more

826LA Is Turning 10, and So Is Brandon!

826LA isn’t the only one celebrating a 10th birthday this year. Our student, Brandon, who attends after-school tutoring in Echo Park, just turned 10 on October 9. We talked with the birthday boy about his big day, and he had … read more

Roar Shack Presents: Imaginary Day on November 2, 2014

Join us on November 2 for Roar Shack: Imaginary Day  Roar Shack is a collective of writers and artists, and over the coming months we’re going to bring you voices. Some of us come from fiction, some from memoir, some … read more

Meet Our New Interns in Manual Arts

826LA’s satellite site in Manual Arts Senior High School is fortunate to be working with two wonderful interns this fall. Interns do a ton of work both seen and unseen: from talking with prospective volunteers to leading tutoring sessions, interns … read more

Warby Parker Partners with 826LA for Limited-Edition Activity Book, Sunglasses

We all know that great minds think alike. With that line of thinking, it’s no wonder Warby Parker, a purveyor of stylish eyewear, has joined forces with 826LA in the creation of an activity book and limited-edition sunglasses. Starting today, … read more

Thanks to All Who Made “Time Warp” a Success!

This past Saturday nearly 400 Angelenos came out to The Unique Space to dance the night away for Let’s Do the Time Warp, 826LA’s 10th-anniversary dance-a-thon. Generous supporters had been raising funds since September, and they ultimately brought in more … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Bob and Super Pumpkin: Their First Adventure (with a Rock Monster and Wishing Fish)”

This installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series, another brilliant Storytelling & Bookmaking creation, involves both a chubby horse in a spacesuit and an anthropomorphic pumpkin! It was written by Ms. Winklemann’s third graders from Goethe International … read more