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What happened in tutoring this year?

What happened this year, when you walked through these doors? What was this year about? It wasn’t just about the homework. It wasn’t just about worksheets. And it wasn’t just about the tests. It was about making connections. It was about … read more

Extra! Extra! Garfield Students Write All About It

The students in Ms. McGonigle’s sophomore English class spent six weeks in March and April imagining, writing and revising, Humanitimes, the annual student newspaper produced by Garfield High School’s Humanitas Academy of Leadership and Law. With help from 826LA volunteers, … read more

Student Writing: Students Ana & Arianna interview Erbaviva founder Robin Brown about the organic movement

“Erbaviva: An Interview with Robin Brown” 826LA Good Times By Ana and Arianna June 2014 Erbaviva is an organic skincare company that produces lotions, sunscreens, lip balms, and more. The co-founder Robin Brown let us conduct an interview via email. … read more

Making Music with TNT

Over the past couple years, I have developed an understanding of art as a vehicle for positive change. Sure, art serves as entertainment; movies, television, concerts, art exhibits, and theater are luxuries that divert us after school and work . … read more

Thank you, spring interns!

826LA in Echo Park hosted seven talented and dedicated interns this spring. Veteran winter interns Gianni Abbott, Emily Fowler, and James Gallagher were joined by four new interns, and together they kept the Echo Park office and writing lab running smoothly … read more

One Day in (826)LA

On April 26, 2014, filmmaker Rachel Fleischer came to Echo Park to record a day in the life of 826LA. Our writing lab was buzzing with a workshop called “Take a Seat, Make a Seat,” where students created characters and … read more

58 new authors make their debut in Los Angeles

Last night, 58 students from Manual Arts Senior High School made their debut at the Los Angeles’ Public Library’s Central Library as published authors. 826LA just published their book, Beyond the Gates and Fences, the result of a semester long … read more

826LA is recruiting a VISTA Marketing & Communications Assistant!

826LA is recruiting an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the 2014-2015 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 … read more

Student Writing: Michelle’s “I Am That Woman”

Can you imagine a woman in a nice suit who is loud, assertive, and knows what she is talking about? My dream is to be that lawyer in court who has a sense of credibility and is devoted to maintaining … read more

Student Writing: Anthony’s “-826-”

-826- Reppin’ that 826LA all day every day, ’cause it’s work before play, ’cause that’s the way to go. Finish my work in this beautiful place, turn it in the next day with a smile on my face; get that … read more