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Have you met LA County Arts Intern Emma?

Meet Emma Gantz, the incredible designer who is creating books, invitations, and Time Travel Mart store products for 826LA this summer as our first ever Los Angeles County Arts Intern! Emma is a fourth year Design Media Arts major at UCLA … read more

We’re hiring a Mar Vista Time Travel Mart store clerk

Love time travel and 826LA’s mission? Great! We’re now accepting applications for a new Time Travel Mart clerk in Mar Vista. Successful candidates will be enthusiastic ambassadors for 826LA and the Mar Vista Time Travel Mart and available part-time (1-2 days … read more

Summer Associate Diana dishes about Food Week

With our first two weeks of English-language learner (ELL) Camp tucked neatly under our belts, a couple of AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates have had the chance to breathe, decompress, and unpack all of the learning that’s been happening. Diana, who … read more

Welcome, Mariesa and Daisy

This week, 826LA welcomed two new AmeriCorps VISTA members for the 2014-2015 year! AmeriCorps VISTA, funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based and other community organizations, and public agencies to create and … read more

Destiny’s call to action

This summer, English-language learner students are headed to camp: 826LA’s ELL Camp that is! During ELL Camp, students are focusing on building their literary skills. This week, they learned about cause-and-effect relationships and writing persuasive letters. They practiced by discussing … read more

Meet the Summer Interns at 826LA in Mar Vista!

826LA in Mar Vista is fortunate to be working with four amazing interns this summer, two of whom were involved in 826LA’s programs as students! Interns do a ton of work both seen and unseen: from talking with prospective volunteers … read more

NBC-4 Gives a Nod to 826LA Kids Creating Pizzas at Mohawk Bend

“826LA Fundraiser: Kids Create Pizzas at Mohawk Bend” NBC-4 By Alysia Gray Painter July 14, 2014 Parents very often line up the makings for pizza — the crusts, the jars of sauce, the pepperoni, the chopped peppers and olives — … read more

Student Writing: Daijah interviews Dianna Agron for an essay on creativity

Creativity is mainly what I’m about: it’s me. I am different in multiple ways, and I like that about myself. I can never compare myself to someone else. Why? I was always the odd one in the family and among … read more

An aspiring teacher learns by volunteering

I knew I was the oddball in my family because I used my library card to check out books, and not as a tool to get in my house when I forgot my keys. So when it came time to … read more

Luis Rodriguez inspires students to write from the source

On June 18th, the students from this year’s Words, Spoken poetry workshop were reminded that writing comes from a source within ourselves. Luis Rodriguez, notable Chicano literary figure and author of the acclaimed novel Almost Running, told an audience of captivated … read more