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Ten Years of Inspiring 826LA Students to Write

DEAR FRIENDS, Happy 8/26! On this most special date–National Youth Literacy Day–I’m writing with some big news: this year, 826LA turns 10! If you traveled back in time to 826LA’s opening day and told us that we would: We might … read more

Let’s Do the Time Warp: A Dance-a-thon for 826LA’s 10th Anniversary on October 18, 2014

SAVE THE DATE for LET’S DO THE TIME WARP: October 18. Join us for Let’s Do the Time Warp, a dance-a-thon for 826LA’s 10th anniversary. Assemble your dance teams, ready your costumes, and dust off your dancing shoes, because all … read more

It’s Back to the Future in the Latest “Viva Mar Vista”

Breaking news: It’s 2142, and humans and robots are engaged in an all-out battle for . . . peace. That’s one of the many page-turning gems that await readers when they peruse the latest edition of Viva Mar Vista, which … read more

826LA Sets Off on Second Year at Manual Arts High

On the south side of Los Angeles, minutes away from USC in the heart of the hustle and bustle, there exists a hub of empowerment and expression. That special place is the campus of Manual Arts Senior High School. 826LA, … read more

Roosevelt High, City of L.A. Honor 826LA’s Marisa Gedney

Writing a personal statement is a daunting feat for students who consider it a make-or-break moment in their education. For the past four years, 826LA volunteers, in partnership with the College and Career Center at Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School … read more

Student Writing: Chloe Shares “All About Owls”

Here’s a secret for today. We’re going to talk about owls. Did you know that owls live in California? If you didn’t know keep reading. These are some owls that live in California, like Barn owls, Screech owls and Burrowing … read more

Roar Shack: The Story Within the Story on September 14, 2014

Join us on September 14 for Roar Shack: The Story Within the Story “When you start to live outside yourself, it’s all dangerous.” – Ernest Hemingway Roar Shack is a collective of writers and artists, and over the coming months we’re going … read more

Cool Down with Coolhaus and 826LA at Culture Collide on Saturday, October 18!

This October, Culture Collide returns to the streets of Echo Park for its fifth exciting year. At this two-day celebration of creative curiosity, attendees are bound to discover their new favorite international band in addition to well known headliners, artists, comedians, industry … read more

Wait a Minute . . . That Was OUR Planet!

Whether or not they take place on Earth, the best science fiction stories say something about our world. This summer, students ages 10-14 learned more about science, technology, and society in our world through the lens of science fiction at 826LA … read more

826LA Travels to the Future (and Beyond!)

To cap off a great four weeks of English-Language Learner (ELL) Camp at 826LA, students spent their final week of camp designing future cities, inventing time travel devices, and gazing into their crystal balls during Future Week. Students started the … read more