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Margi’s Love of Storytelling Finds a Home With 826LA

In commemoration of Older Americans Month, which happens every May, 826LA is honoring our retired volunteers. Get to know these individuals who exemplify this year’s theme of “Get Into the Act” by making a difference in their community by investing … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Fluffy’s Big Race: When Aliens Invaded Maryland”

We are proud to present our final installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series for the 2014-2015 school year: a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece written by students of Ms. Wallace and Mrs. Wolff’s third-grade classes from Castle … read more

Roar Shack Presents: New Chautauqua on Sunday, June 14 at 826LA in Echo Park

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 from poetry, and from music and performance and just about … read more

Spring Into Summer With Our Newest Time Travel Mart Products!

We are proud to present a fresh batch of products from our Time Travel Mart, in time for summer. Whether you’re looking for a great present for yourself or your favorite time traveler, we’ve got you covered. Proceeds from the sale … read more

826LA Is Turning 10, and So Is Jeovanny!

826LA isn’t the only one celebrating a 10th birthday this year. Our student, Jeovanny, who attends after-school tutoring in Echo Park, turned 10 on March 26. Asked what he wants to be when he grows up, he said, “I’m still … read more

Karina’s “Science in My Life” from “Off to a Treacherous Corner”

Science is everywhere. It’s in your shoes, your bedroom, in the air, in space, in you. Most importantly, it is in schools. I have always loved my high school science classes. Not because of the friends I have made in … read more

Volunteers of the Month: May 2015

From 826LA in Echo Park: What did the mother buffalo say to the baby buffalo when he was leaving for school? Tommy Honton is a great person who brings stuff to students and knows everything. He might work for the … read more

826LA Turns 10: An Interview With “Tell Me A Story” Chairman Louis Lucido

It was his passion for education that led Louis Lucido, Chief Operating Officer and founding member of DoubleLine Capital, to join 826LA’s board of directors in 2013. Lou (as his friends call him) was sitting next to Jodie Evans, founding … read more

Meet the Time Travel Mart Staff: Maribel Barcena

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: Maribel Barcena. You can find her behind the counter in the Echo Park Time Travel … read more

“WE ARE ALIVE WHEN WE SPEAK FOR JUSTICE”

WE ARE ALIVE WHEN WE SPEAK FOR JUSTICE by students of Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School with a foreword by Sylvia Mendez Now Available for Preorder In We Are Alive When We Speak for Justice, fifty-seven students from Mendez … read more