826LA News

826 National honored with the Library of Congress American Literacy Prize

On September 22, 2013, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington awarded 826 National with the 2013 Library of Congress American Literacy Award, a new program originated and sponsored by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein. 826LA is proud to be part of … read more

826LA at Comic Con 2011!

826LA and the Echo Park Time Travel Mart will be proudly exhibiting time travel materials to Comic-Con enthusiasts all this weekend! 826LA is happy to be a sponsor of the Wired Cafe at Comic-Con in San Diego. Make sure to … read more

Everything You Know Is Pong

826LA is so excited and pleased to announce (and invite you to participate in) our latest and greatest fundraiser to date: Everything You Know Is Pong: A Ping-Pong Tournament of Champions. The fundraising begins now, but the battle will take … read more

Google Serves at 826LA in Venice

This week, our friends at Google chose 826LA for part of their community volunteering week, Google Serves. Each day that they were here, we started out producing an amazing original book like Larry Saves the Day! or Mr. Pickle and the Bad Scientist … read more

The NEA will support 826LA with an $18K grant!

May 17, 2011—LOS ANGELES—Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, today announced that 826LA has been recommended for a grant of $18,000 to support 826LA’s in-schools and community based programs that focus on developing the creative writing … read more

826LA’s Latest Young Authors Book Project: A Smorgasbord of Student Writing for Your Consumption!

Posted by Neekta Khorsand (editor’s note: former 826LA intern Neekta Khorsand worked with the authors for weeks and weeks and weeks, both as an in-class writing tutor and advisor to the Dorsey HS student editorial board —jdp) This spring marks … read more

Join 826LA students at the LA Times Festival of Books!

The LA Times Festival of Books is back this year and better than ever! Join 826LA at the Festival this Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1. Don’t miss 826LA students read their works at 10 AM Saturday on … read more

Create the Echo Park Time Travel Mart’s New Window Display!

Here at the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, even our most forward-looking decor sometimes becomes outdated. While we love the Pastport Office display that currently graces our store window, we agree it’s time for something new that looks towards the … read more

GOOD LA Launch Weekend

Come April, GOOD has a lot to celebrate: The publication of the Los Angeles issue of GOOD magazine, and the launch of GOOD LA, a new local community for Los Angeles residents. So GOOD decided to throw a party to honor our … read more

Groupon features 826LA

From March 15 through March 17, 826LA is the featured non-profit on Groupon. Our “deal” is to raise money for healthy snacks for our After-School Tutoring participants. We will be asking for donations of $5 and the tipping point will … read more