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826LA Students Go Behind the Scenes of Bad Robot

What’s a trip to Bad Robot Productions like? Well, for our Tuesday/Thursday Night Tutoring (TNT) students, it consisted of taking a tour of Bad Robot’s offices in Santa Monica; listening to some inspiring words and advice from J.J. Abrams; pitching … read more

My Top 10 Favorite Things Students Have Written This Year

We all know it. It’s maybe even one of the reasons you come to volunteer in after-school tutoring. Kids say the darnedest things. Throughout the year in tutoring, I’ve seen our volunteers marvel, chuckle, and nearly fall out of their … read more

Happy Accidents in the 10th Annual Community Photoworks Exhibition, “Indigo Noir”

“That’s the beautiful thing about it. Even if it didn’t come out how you expected, it came out right.” Katie Soriano, one of the 26 students featured in this year’s Community Photoworks project, summed the experience up perfectly during the … read more

Time Travel Mart Creative Spotlight: J. Ryan Stradal

We were able to catch writer, and all around great guy, J. Ryan Stradal in between travels around the world to ask him some very important questions! J. Ryan has been part of making some of the classic products and … read more

Margi’s Love of Storytelling Finds a Home With 826LA

In commemoration of Older Americans Month, which happens every May, 826LA is honoring our retired volunteers. Get to know these individuals who exemplify this year’s theme of “Get Into the Act” by making a difference in their community by investing … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Fluffy’s Big Race: When Aliens Invaded Maryland”

We are proud to present our final installment of our Field Trip Book of the Week series for the 2014-2015 school year: a Storytelling & Bookmaking masterpiece written by students of Ms. Wallace and Mrs. Wolff’s third-grade classes from Castle … read more

Spring Into Summer With Our Newest Time Travel Mart Products!

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

826LA Is Turning 10, and So Is Jeovanny!

826LA isn’t the only one celebrating a 10th birthday this year. Our student, Jeovanny, who attends after-school tutoring in Echo Park, turned 10 on March 26. Asked what he wants to be when he grows up, he said, “I’m still … read more

Karina’s “Science in My Life” from “Off to a Treacherous Corner”

Science is everywhere. It’s in your shoes, your bedroom, in the air, in space, in you. Most importantly, it is in schools. I have always loved my high school science classes. Not because of the friends I have made in … read more

Volunteers of the Month: May 2015

From 826LA in Echo Park: What did the mother buffalo say to the baby buffalo when he was leaving for school? Tommy Honton is a great person who brings stuff to students and knows everything. He might work for the … read more