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Spend the summer with 826LA in Mar Vista!

826LA is recruiting four VISTA Summer Associates to support our English Language Learner Camp and other creative workshops in Mar Vista! Summer Associates will collaborate with 826LA’s programming staff to design curriculum, work one-on-one with students, and lead daily lessons … 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

Beyond the Gates and Fences: Help 826LA’s Young Authors Celebrate Their Book Release on May 28, 2014

On May 28, sixty students from Manual Arts Senior High School in South Los Angeles will become published writers through 826LA’s 2014 Young Authors’ Book Project, entitled Beyond the Gates and Fences. Beyond the Gates and Fences, with a forward by … read more

Roar Shack: A World For Our Eyes To See on May 11, 2014

Join us on May 11 for Roar Shack: A World For Our Eyes To See. “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” –Zora Neale Hurston Roar Shack is a collective of writers and artists, and over the coming … read more