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There May Be Bones

This past March students explored the mysterious and fascinating world of owl pellets at 826LA as part of our STEM workshop series, supported in part by Google. Armed with tweezers, pipettes, toothpicks and a magnifying glass students dissected a small … read more

Indoor Voices on May 4, 2014

You encourage kids to be imaginative in their writing, now we want to celebrate your creative work at Indoor Voices: A reading series by 826LA volunteers, for 826LA volunteers. Join us Saturday, May 4, 2014 for this spring’s installment at the … read more

Young authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

This Sunday, April 13, some of our city’s youngest authors took to the Hoy Stage at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to read stories that they wrote at 826LA. Westsiders Melisha from Paul Revere Charter Middle School and her … read more

Volunteer Voices: Jaime Fox

This is part of a new feature on the 826LA blog called Volunteer Voices where volunteers tell their stories in their own words. This story comes from field trip volunteer Jaime Fox (the other one): I became involved in 826LA … read more

Powerful Conversations: The Success of the One-on-One Session

Growing up, there were five people I looked up to: my older cousins. “When I grow up I am gonna go to college, and I am gonna go to UCI,” ten-year-old Ana would exclaim. I did go to college, and … read more

Beyond the Gates and Fences: Help 826LA’s Young Authors Celebrate Their Book Release on May 28, 2014

On May 28, sixty students from Manual Arts Senior High School in South Los Angeles will become published writers through 826LA’s 2014 Young Authors’ Book Project, entitled Beyond the Gates and Fences. Beyond the Gates and Fences, with a forward by … read more

Roar Shack: A World For Our Eyes To See on May 11, 2014

Join us on May 11 for Roar Shack: A World For Our Eyes To See. “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” –Zora Neale Hurston Roar Shack is a collective of writers and artists, and over the coming … read more

Student Writing: “Wise Old Man With ESP’s Horoscopes” by Joon

Aries March 21-20 You will be the greatest dancer in the entire world. Taurus April 21-May 21 You will get a DVD of Star Wards as a gift on Christmas. Gemini May 22-June 21 You will have a lifetime supply … read more

Journalist Cat Vasko interviews journalism student Jason for the 5th Anniversary of 826LA Good Times

In 2008, 826LA opened a writing center and a Time Travel Mart at 1714 West Sunset Blvd in Echo Park. Student programs began immediately, and, by the spring of 2009, we unveiled a weekly journalism workshop. Each week, students came … read more

826LA is recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA members!

826LA is recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA members for the 2014-2015 year! AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at … read more