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Bad Robot Made Students’ Holidays Extra Happy

On the last day of tutoring of 2014, our friends from Bad Robot Productions came to 826LA in Mar Vista to make students’ holidays extra happy. The afternoon began with each student from our After-School Tutoring program reading his or … read more

Volunteers of the Month: December 2014

From 826LA in Mar Vista: Gloria Gilbert-Hayat hails from Connecticut but has called Los Angeles home since 1989. She has been a volunteer at 826LA since fall 2013. Gloria attended Heidelberg American High School in West Germany and attended Fairfield … read more

Community Workshops Bring Parents Into the ‘Learning Equation’

Usually chock full of students reading, writing, and homeworking, our Echo Park center on a recent Friday night was filled with parents eager to hear from speakers on topics concerning their children’s education. The informative series of Community Workshops for … read more

“You Should Do Lots of Fun Stuff While You’re Little.”

You could say that twin brothers Fabian and Ivan are slightly more seasoned than some students in 826LA’s After-School Tutoring program. The fifth-graders are 11 years old and, with their wisdom and knowledge, can guide the younger students who come … read more

Join 826LA’s Publishing Project on the Mendez v. Westminster Case at Mendez High School

826LA would like to warmly invite you to participate in our 12th Young Author’s Book Project (YABP), our cornerstone annual publishing project. Each year, 826LA works with a different LAUSD high school to give a group of students an apprenticeship-like … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week (Special Edition): “When the Intern-Janitors Saved the Day: A Field Trip Adventure”

As the end of the school year winds down, so are we at 826LA. Volunteers, next week will be our final week of field trips at our Mar Vista center before winter break, if you’re interested in having a last … read more

ParentPick LA’s Spotlight on 826LA: Writing, Reading, Tutoring & and Unique Shopping in L.A.

“Spotlight on 826LA: Writing, Reading, Tutoring & and Unique Shopping in L.A.” ParentPick LA December 11, 2014 How often do the words “excellent” and “free” go together? Not often, but at 826LA they do. Everything at 826LA is free and … read more

New Fall Products Await in the Time Travel Mart!

We are proud to present a fresh batch of products from our Time Travel Mart, in time for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for a great present for yourself or your favorite time traveler, we’ve got you covered. Proceeds from … read more

“You Can’t Imagine How They Change a Life.”

Juventina is as proud a parent as they come when it comes to her daughter Katherine and son Brandon. “She wants to be a doctor,” Juventina says of her oldest child Katherine. “She wants to be a singer, too. I … read more

826LA’s Formula of Homework, Reading and Writing Featured in ‘Los Angeles Times’

“After-school literacy tutoring program is a big assist to youngsters” Los Angeles Times By Sarah Parvini December 7, 2014 On a recent weekday in the back of the Time Travel Mart in Echo Park, about 40 students were diligently doing … read more