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Volunteer Voices: Natalia Caldas

At 826LA we are lucky to be surrounded by young people looking to make a difference in the world. Recently, After-School Tutoring volunteer and Culver City High School senior Natalia nominated 826LA to be the recipient organization of proceeds brought … read more

Portraiture and Identity: Students’ Self-Portaits Come to Life

Since opening its doors in 2005, 826LA has partnered annually with the J. Paul Getty Museum on a very special project: Community Photoworks. This fall, 10th grade students from Linda Yaron’s English class at University High School learned about the … read more

Student Writing: Jason’s “Never Regret”

My name is Jason Lee. I have lived for fifteen years and was raised in Los Angeles. I was born in a hospital located within Garden Grove on September 25, 1999. Although I may or may not have lived long … read more

“Mar Vista Makes Music!” An Intern’s Perspective

In the fall of 2015, volunteer-turned-intern Dee came to 826LA with a vision: to engage middle and high school students through music. By taking on a leadership role and organizing a series of four music workshops, Dee made that vision … read more

Fall 2015: Dear Future Intern; Sincerely, Former Intern, Manny

2016 comes with many new beginnings, and at 826LA that means a new group of interns! Last month, long-standing 826LA intern Manny bid us farewell, but not without leaving a letter of advice for new folks to come. Manny had … read more

826LA’s Top 10 Accomplishments of 2015

It’s the last day of the year! Join us as we look back on all that our community has achieved over the past year. Here are 826LA’s Top 10 Accomplishments of 2015, in no particular order: 826LA’s 10th Anniversary: Over … read more

Imagine learning math by playing music

Imagine a third-grader discovering that math is beautiful. That may sound far-fetched, but at 826LA, it’s more than just music to our ears: it’s reality. Through 826LA’s workshop Making Waves, made possible by Time Warner Cable through the Connect a Million Minds … read more

Imagine giving back to your community

Michael is one of our AmeriCorps VISTAs, serving a full year at 826LA in Mar Vista and working on volunteer appreciation initiatives, volunteer trainings, and volunteer recruitment across our three locations. Here, he tells us why one of our locations … read more

Volunteers of the Month: January 2016

From 826LA in Mar Vista: Jonathan Hoffer is a human being who has been volunteering at 826LA since January 2014, helping students at Tuesday/Thursday Night Tutoring (TNT). A native of Southern California, he moved to Los Angeles after stints in Santa Barbara, … read more

Imagine being the first in your family to go to college

Last spring, Manual Arts High School graduating senior Sergio Perez blew away the audience of Tell Me A Story with an emotional letter about how 826LA helped him clear an important hurdle. One major factor stood between him and his dream … read more