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Students Write the Future With Fortune Cookies

Every day in Mar Vista after-school tutoring, we spend 45 minutes working on something that isn’t related to homework–something a little fun. This week, our students practiced their present tense (and future-seeing) skills by writing fortunes for fortune cookies! We … read more

Welcome to the Space Cave: a journey through time, space, and a quick stop in Los Angeles

Sometime in The Past: A mysterious cavern tucked into the darkness of space was sighted by time-explorers… Flash forward to present-day… September 7, 2014: What has been dubbed “The Space Cave” is now fully visible to all. It seems to … read more

Welcome, Andrea and Ashley

There are some new faces at 826LA this Fall; meet Mar Vista Programs Assistant Andrea Vaughan and AmeriCorps VISTA Marketing and Communications Assistant Ashley Ratcliff! Andrea is joining 826LA’s staff, assisting with After-School Tutoring in Mar Vista. You may recognize her … read more

If You Give a Snake a Rattle: 826LA Students Fall in Love with Poetry at Our Field Trips

In our field trips at 826LA, students are often inspired to write in forms that they’ve never written in before, whether that be in second person as a part of our Choose Your Own Adventure field trip, or as a … read more

Field Trip Book of the Week: “Adventures of a Dream Girl: How 3rd of 5 Stayed Alive”

Welcome to our brand-new blog series, “Field Trip Book of the Week,” in which we will feature the writing of a class of students who have recently come in for one of our field trips! Today’s story is Adventures of … read more

Volunteers of the Month: September 2014

From 826LA in Mar Vista: Debbie Dao has been a devoted volunteer and tutor serving the Los Angeles community for the past several years. This fall, she is beginning her fifth year tutoring at Mar Vista Elementary School, where she works … read more

826LA Dubbed a ‘Wallet-Friendly’ Activity for Kids

“Wallet-Friendly Activities – Free Enrichment Activities for Kids in Los Angeles” ParentPick September 18, 2014 FREE READING & WRITING ACTIVITIES 826LA All year round 826LA offers FREE workshops, one-on-one tutoring, book production/publication and a program that offers elementary kids additional … read more

Dave Eggers Brings LMU Talk Full ‘Circle’ With Call for Volunteerism

826 National co-founder Dave Eggers was on the campus of Loyola Marymount University this past Tuesday discussing his recent novel, The Circle, with hundreds of engaged students and faculty members. The fictional book’s commentary on privacy in a world where … read more

TimeOut Gives a Nod to “Let’s Do the Time Warp” Dance-a-thon

“Things to Do: 826LA 10th Anniversary Dance-a-thon” TimeOut By Amanda Montell September 9, 2014 826LA may be a literary education nonprofit, but it’s a fun literary education nonprofit (with a Time Travel Mart), so for the organization’s tenth anniversary, they’re … read more

Read a Book Day 2014 at 826LA

Saturday, September 6 is Read a Book Day, a day when people across the country turn off their TVs and put down their electronic devices, if only for a moment, to simply read a book. A novel concept! We here … read more