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826LA’s Newest Partner—Morgan Lewis!

We’re proud to announce that 826LA is the newest pro bono partner of the Los Angeles offices of law firm Morgan Lewis! Every year, lawyers and legal personnel from Morgan Lewis devote thousands of hours of their time to supporting … read more

Words, Spoken: I Had the Idea, You Wrote the Lyrics, We Made A Song

From June 15 to June 19, 826LA in Echo Park was proud to host fifteen budding writers for Words, Spoken, a weeklong workshop that explored poetry and creative writing. The workshop, led by Dr. Ashaki Jackson, focused on the manifesto: … read more

826LA Journalism Students Visit Dodger Stadium

On a warm Tuesday evening this past July, 826LA journalism students took a trip to Dodger Stadium courtesy of Andre Ethier and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation - who, very recently awarded 826LA a grant of $15,000 to support our growing college … read more

Nerdist Writers Panel at Largo at the Coronet on September 21, 2015

The Nerdist Writers Panel is an informal chat among professional TV writers about the business and process of writing TV. Hosted by Ben Blacker (co-creator, The Thrilling Adventure Hour; Puss in Boots; Supernatural), proceeds from each live Nerdist Writers Panel benefit 826LA. On September 21, The … read more

Nerdist Writers Panel at NerdMelt Showroom on September 13, 2015

Support 826LA and learn a thing or two about storytelling at The Nerdist Writers Panel, featuring writers and creators from the likes of Bob’s Burgers, Lost, and Masters of Sex! The Nerdist Writers Panel is an informal chat among professional TV writers about the business … read more

Volunteers of the Month: August 2015

From 826LA in Mar Vista: Starting out as an intern in May 2014, Dave Hawryluk had the invaluable opportunity to work closely with the students and staff members of 826LA. After his internship ended in December, he remained involved with 826 … read more

Downey Educator Leads Innovative Programs to Spread Literacy and History

“Downey educator leads innovative programs to spread literacy and history” The Downey Patriot By Carol Kearns August 20, 2015 DOWNEY – It was a set of circumstances that prompts people to think, “What a small world!” The reunion of two former … read more

Celebrating All Things 826 on 8/26

Happy 8/26 Day! The most 826-y day of the year is here. August 26th! Every 8/26 we celebrate National Youth Literacy Day and all things 826, including our super talented, super smart, super creative, super impactful, super everything volunteers. All … read more

Roar Shack presents: “Vapor Trail” on Sunday, September 13 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 anything … read more

Goodbye to Summer

I am not a Los Angeles native – I moved here from Tennessee four years ago for college, and as I write this, I am just days away from moving once again.  As I bid adieu to my college years … read more