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Thanks to All Who Made “Time Warp” a Success!

This past Saturday nearly 400 Angelenos came out to The Unique Space to dance the night away for Let’s Do the Time Warp, 826LA’s 10th-anniversary dance-a-thon. Generous supporters had been raising funds since September, and they ultimately brought in more … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Bob and Super Pumpkin: Their First Adventure (with a Rock Monster and Wishing Fish)”

This installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series, another brilliant Storytelling & Bookmaking creation, involves both a chubby horse in a spacesuit and an anthropomorphic pumpkin! It was written by Ms. Winklemann’s third graders from Goethe International … read more

Welcome the New Fall Interns at 826LA in Echo Park

826LA in Echo Park is fortunate to be working with seven amazing interns this fall. 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 … read more

Volunteer Voices: Ravi Bhatia

I began volunteering with 826LA in September 2013 after leaving my full-time job. Back then, I knew I wanted to be involved in college preparation in some way — I already tutored students part-time — but I wasn’t sure how … read more

A Blessing in Design: Patrick’s Dance-a-thon Trophies

Long before our “Let’s Do the Time Warp” Dance-a-thon was conceived, artistically inclined volunteer Patrick Diaz had an idea for a three-scene carousel sculpture for 826LA. After countless hours of planning, revising and carving, Patrick is putting the finishing touches … read more

826LA Volunteer Builds Relationship While Building a Home

When he’s not volunteering at 826LA and lending his talents as an illustrator to our field trips program, Patrick Diaz can also be found building homes across the country. During a recent San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity build in … read more

826LA is Turning 10, and So Is Carlos!

826LA isn’t the only one celebrating a 10th birthday this year. Our student, Carlos, who attends after-school tutoring in Mar Vista, just turned 10 on October 4. We talked with the birthday boy about his big day, and he had … read more

“We Like L.A.” Really Likes the Time Travel Mart and 826LA

“5 Reasons The Time Travel Mart is More Awesome Than The Name Already Suggests” We Like L.A. By Brian Champlin October 7, 2014 Surely you’ve heard of the Time Travel Mart. You know, that kitschy L.A. store that sells everyday … read more

Students Become Royalty for a Day in “If I Were King or Queen”

Last Saturday in Echo Park, longtime volunteer and 826LA Advisory Board member J. Ryan Stradal led our popular “If I were a King or Queen” workshop, allowing our students’ dreams of creating their own nation with free healthcare, kingdom made … read more

Marysol Sees Herself in the Students of Manual Arts

Most mornings, Marysol Valle is up early. She takes the Metrolink train from Fullerton in Orange County to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, then a trolley to USC, and then walks about 15 minutes to her destination. No, she’s … read more