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Summer Writing Series: Arianna’s “Horoscopes”

Aries  March 21-April 19 You will find a thousand bucks on the floor when you’re walking to Starbucks and you’ll go on the best shopping spree of your life. You will catch and turn in the dentist who killed Cecil … read more

#IWantToHelp: Young People Emerge and Blossom Right Before My Eyes

This August, leading up to August 26 (aka 8/26 Day and National Youth Literacy Day), we’ll be introducing you to just a few of our most committed and outstanding volunteers. Our volunteer, Renee Provitt, shares her experiences and stories below. … read more

Let Your 70s Show: Seeking Furniture & Decor for our New Writer’s Room

Help Decorate the Manual Arts High School Writer’s Room: Seeking Mid-Century Furnishings & 60s/70s Decor After two successful years at Manual Arts High School, 826LA is opening its first official Writer’s Room on its South LA campus! Opening September 1st, … read more

#IWantToHelp: Students Become Published Authors at Barnacle & Barnacle Publishers

This August, leading up to August 26 (aka 8/26 Day and National Youth Literacy Day), we’ll be introducing you to just a few of our most committed and outstanding volunteers. Our volunteer, Ellie Barancik, shares her experiences and stories below. … read more

A Taste of Time Travel: The Final Week of ELL

As told by: AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate Liana Kwan This year the students of ELL (English Language Learner) camp ended their last week of camp with a taste of Time Travel! With Time Travel week featuring two very special guest … read more

#IWantToHelp: Improve Myself and My Community, It’s a No-Brainer

This August, leading up to August 26 (aka 8/26 Day and National Youth Literacy Day), we’ll be introducing you to just a few of our most committed and outstanding volunteers. Our volunteer, Danielle Katherine Perez, shares her experiences and stories … read more

Victor’s “Journey to Mount Olympus” from “Viva Mar Vista” Vol. 3, Issue 7

My name is Zodiac, and I dare to look for Zeus, the supreme god of the Olympians. I’m excited for this adventure, but this could be dangerous. I’m here on Mount Olympus climbing to the top to search for Zeus. … read more

Arts and Culture Turn Exploratory for Week Four of Mar Vista ELL Camp

As told by: Sasha Kremenetsky, AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate Coming off the heels of Science Week was not easy. The students got to build Lego starships, mix Oobleck and make ice cream. Now it was my turn, and there was no way I could … read more

Summer Writing Series: Sherilyn’s “A Day At the Zoo”

English Language Learner camper Sherilyn created this wordless comic entitled, A Day of the Zoo. Sherilyn explains, “People go the zoo to watch snakes, tigers, and fish. Then they leave.” Nicely done, Sherilyn! Want to help students express themselves through … read more

#IWantToHelp: Make Up a Bunch of Hilarious Ideas with a Side of Cookies

This August, leading up to August 26 (aka 8/26 Day and National Youth Literacy Day), we’ll be introducing you to just a few of our most committed and outstanding volunteers. An 826LA design volunteer, Matthew Manos, shares his experiences and … read more