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Meet the Spring Interns in Echo Park

We’re fortunate to welcome a few new faces to the Echo Park intern team. Interns do a ton of work both seen and unseen: from talking with prospective volunteers to leading tutoring sessions, interns are a truly vital part of … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Gary the Gorgeous Goat Sprains His Armpit on National High Five Day & Other Poems”

In this Field Trip Book of the Week, we’d like to highlight one of our favorite field trip lessons: the Well-Wishing & Poetry-Writing field trip! Students from grades 2 through 5 join us on this field trip to write poems … read more

Nelia Visits the “Happiest Place on Earth”

This past Sunday was especially eventful for student Nelia, who attends After-School Tutoring at our Mar Vista center. Our Partners in Time members named the eleven-year-old the winner of our first Disneyland essay contest in March, after writing about the … read more

826LA Is Turning 10, and So Is Leslie!

826LA isn’t the only one celebrating a 10th birthday this year. Our student, Leslie, who recently began attending after-school tutoring in Mar Vista, celebrated her 10th birthday on August 19, 2014. She has two sisters, Stephanie (the youngest) and Delia … read more

Parent Post: Ayudar a Sus Hijos a Triunfar en la Escuela

Los padres son los primeros y más importantes maestros en las vidas de los niños. Es por eso que es fundamental que los padres participen en la educación de sus hijos. El trabajo y otras responsabilidades pueden conducir y a … read more

Volunteer Voices: Betsy Rives

On Tuesday evenings I get to tutor two middle school girls. From the history of the Samurai to rules for exponents, we work together on homework in all subjects. The students are energetic and enthusiastic about their success at school. … read more

Volunteers of the Month: April 2015

From 826LA in Echo Park: A third-generation Chicana born and raised in Northwest Pasadena, Sophia Rivera is also a writer, educator, youth mentor, and self-proclaimed family historian with a deep love for Selena Quintanilla Perez, oldies dedications on the Art … read more

Isabella’s “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up” from “I Want to Be a Lawyer of Crimes and Mysteries”

When I grow up, I want to be a lawyer. I think it will be fun to be one. I mean, there are lots of types of lawyers. There are lawyers that protect families. There are lawyers for crimes. The … read more

826LA Is Turning 10, and So Is Raymundo!

826LA isn’t the only one celebrating a 10th birthday this year. Our student, Raymundo, who recently began attending after-school tutoring in Mar Vista, celebrated his 10th birthday on August 9, 2014. He likes drawing cars and celebrated the occasion by … read more

“Wind” by Jesenia, Winner of 826LA’s Disneyland Writing Contest

We recently hosted a Disneyland Writing Contest for our Tuesday and Thursday Night Tutoring students in Echo Park, who were tasked with writing an essay about the happiest day of their lives. 826LA’s Partners in Time members read the four … read more