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826LA Is Turning 10, and So Is Xitlalic!

826LA isn’t the only one celebrating a 10th birthday this year. Our student, Xitlalic, who attends after-school tutoring in Echo Park, celebrated her 10th birthday over the weekend on April 4. We talked with the birthday girl about her big … read more

GOOD Profiles 826LA Volunteers Rebecca McTavish and Muffy Marracco

“826LA: Find a Fun and Easy Way to Make a Difference in Your Community” GOOD March 31, 2015 Rebecca McTavish & Muffy Marracco, 826LA volunteers since 2014: We at 826LA believe we are allies and a support to students who … read more

826LA Seeks 8 Summer Associates to Help Inspire Kids to Write

826LA is recruiting eight VISTA Summer Associates for a ten-week project to support programs in Echo Park and in Mar Vista! Summer Associates will collaborate with 826LA’s programming staff to design curriculum for our English-language learner summer camp, support summer STEM workshops, … read more

“Saving the World, a.k.a. Everything”: Ask a Kid & Ask a Grown-Up at Grand Park Bookfest!

More than 2,000 book-lovers flooded downtown’s beautiful Grand Park for an all-ages celebration of the written word last Saturday, March 29. Between perusing offerings from local presses and watching 826LA’s young authors from Mendez High School share stories against the … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “The Socusical: The Day Music Maid and Alex Brought Music and Soccer Together”

We are proud to present our latest installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series: a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece written by students of Beethoven Street Elementary School. Ms. Sandler’s third-grade class spent the morning with us, brainstorming, … read more

826LA Turns 10: An Interview With Advisory Board Member J. Ryan Stradal

Many years ago when writer J. Ryan Stradal was between jobs and living across the street from the SPARC Building in Venice, 826LA essentially became his second home. A decade later, J. Ryan, now an 826LA advisory board member, hasn’t … read more

826LA Is Recruiting a VISTA Volunteer Outreach and Retention Assistant for 2015-2016

826LA is currently recruiting an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve as the Volunteer Outreach and Retention Assistant, working out of our Mar Vista center. This VISTA will build the capacity of the entire organization by improving and developing volunteer appreciation, … read more

826LA Is Recruiting Two VISTA Manual Arts In-School Assistants for 2015-2016

826LA is recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA members for the 2015-2016 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

Manual Arts High Decathletes Find Friendship on the Road to Victory

When the Academic Decathlon team enters the College Center at Manual Arts Senior High School, 826LA’s satellite site, it’s as if a group of local heroes has arrived. “Hey, it’s the Aca Deca guys!” one student shouts out. The decathletes … read more

Young Authors’ Book Project Editorial Board Dives Into Their Peers’ Work

The Young Authors’ Book Project transitioned into its second leg in March, when the student Editorial Board at Mendez High School started to work on the editing phase of the process. The fifteen students coming in outside of their required … read more