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An Evening with Judd Apatow & Friends on March 5, 2015

Join Judd Apatow and friends including Ray Romano and Whitney Cummings for an evening of comedy at Largo at the Coronet! Proceeds benefit 826LA, and tickets ($40-$100) are extremely limited. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. When … read more

Welcome the Winter Interns in Echo Park

826LA in Echo Park is fortunate to be working with seven amazing interns this winter, including returning interns Carolina Nolasco and Shelby DeWeese. Interns do a ton of work both seen and unseen: from talking with prospective volunteers to leading … read more

826LA Celebrates 50 Years of AmeriCorps VISTA: Ashley Ratcliff

826LA tells students that there are many ways to be a writer. Writing is a way for us to communicate who we are and what we want, whether that’s in a screenplay, in a personal statement for a college application, … read more

826LA Celebrates 50 Years of AmeriCorps VISTA: Mariesa Arrañga Kubasek

As 826LA in Echo Park’s Volunteer Outreach and Support Assistant VISTA, Mariesa Arrañga Kubasek’s sole focus is the lifeblood of 826LA: volunteers. During her months in this position, Mariesa has worked to recruit and train volunteers, to listen to their … read more

Bobby Verdugo Relives Historic Walkouts With Mendez High Students

“I had given up on myself, but I walked out for my brother and his friends, who were only freshmen, and for people I had never met, like all of you.” With these words, Bobby Verdugo explained to a captivated … read more

Join 826LA to Read, Play, and Share at Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest on March 28, 2015

Back for the third year in a row, Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest is Los Angeles’ only book festival focused exclusively on the local literary community. Celebrating the love of reading, writing, and Los Angeles, this free event offers book-lovers of all ages … read more

Meet Our New Intern at Manual Arts High

826LA’s satellite site in Manual Arts Senior High School is fortunate to be working with three amazing interns this winter, including returners Florentino Cardona and Jocelyn Mariscal, as well as one new face who you’ll learn about below. Interns do … read more

826LA Celebrates 50 Years of AmeriCorps VISTA: Daisy Sanchez

As an AmeriCorps VISTA member, Daisy Sanchez has worked closely with the school community at Manual Arts Senior High School to listen to their needs, create projects, and recruit volunteers to bring in one-on-one support to hundreds of students. Her … read more

826LA Turns 10: An Interview With Julius Diaz Panoriñgan, Director of Education in Mar Vista

Looking back over the life of 826LA from the past decade, one constant has been the presence of Julius Diaz Panoriñgan, the longest-serving staff member, who started as a volunteer at the fledgling nonprofit in 2005 and now serves as … read more

826LA Celebrates 50 Years of AmeriCorps VISTA: Tim Lisagor

For the past 10 months, AmeriCorps VISTA member Tim Lisagor has been working behind the scenes to turn 10 years of 826LA volunteer paperwork into a comprehensive, secure, and totally helpful online database. He’s also souped-up our online volunteer calendar, … read more