Café 826LA Gets Profiled By an L.A. Times High School Insider

“The Power of Words—Kids Closing Café 826LA” Los Angeles Times By Sabrina Amaya July 14, 2015 On July 8, 60 kids from ages 7 to 12 had the power to shut down Café 826LA. I could not believe it when … read more

L.A. Review of Books Digs Deep into 826LA’s Young Authors’ Book Project on Mendez v. Westminster

“Mendez on Mendez: High School Students in Boyle Heights Write About the Desegregation Case After Which Their School Is Named” Los Angeles Review of Books By Scott Doyle June 18, 2015 IN 1943, A DECADE BEFORE Brown v. Board of … read more

KCRW’s Which Way L.A.? Speaks With Young Authors from 826LA’s 2015 Book Project

“Boyle Heights students honor their school’s namesake” KCRW’s Which Way L.A.? By Lisa Napoli June 17, 2015 Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School in Boyle Heights is a living history lesson for the kids who attend it. Students learn about … read more

Variety’s Take on Our 10th Anniversary Celebration

“J.J. Abrams, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jimmy Kimmel, B.J. Novak Tell Stories for 826LA Gala” Variety By Seth Kelley June 17, 2015 Stars including Julia Louis-Dreyfus and B.J. Novak gathered for a live storytelling charity event on Tuesday at the Santa Monica … read more

L.A. Times Highlights the American Debut of Letters Live and 826LA

“Letters Live makes its American debut tonight in L.A.” Los Angeles Times By Carolyn Kellogg June 16, 2015 When’s the last time you wrote a letter? A real letter, on paper, written by hand or using a typewriter, maybe, that … read more

GOOD Profiles 826LA Volunteers Rebecca McTavish and Muffy Marracco

“826LA: Find a Fun and Easy Way to Make a Difference in Your Community” GOOD March 31, 2015 Rebecca McTavish & Muffy Marracco, 826LA volunteers since 2014: We at 826LA believe we are allies and a support to students who … read more

Gap Inc.’s Do More Blog Tackles 826LA’s Field Trips and Young Authors’ Book Project

“826 Invites Young Writers to Tackle Race Issues” Do More By Courtlin Byrd February 14, 2015 An aspiring writer nervously awaits the results of his publisher’s critique. His publisher, Mr. Barnacle, is widely known as an ornery old man. But after … read more

ParentPick LA’s Spotlight on 826LA: Writing, Reading, Tutoring & and Unique Shopping in L.A.

“Spotlight on 826LA: Writing, Reading, Tutoring & and Unique Shopping in L.A.” ParentPick LA December 11, 2014 How often do the words “excellent” and “free” go together? Not often, but at 826LA they do. Everything at 826LA is free and … read more

826LA’s Formula of Homework, Reading and Writing Featured in ‘Los Angeles Times’

“After-school literacy tutoring program is a big assist to youngsters” Los Angeles Times By Sarah Parvini December 7, 2014 On a recent weekday in the back of the Time Travel Mart in Echo Park, about 40 students were diligently doing … read more

‘GOOD Magazine’ Highlights 826LA’s Fifth Annual Great L.A. Personal Statement Weekend

“Learning to Tell Their Own Stories to Better Their Futures” Good Magazine By Manuel Rapada November 19, 2014 Marilyn Ortega could use a binder. She laughs awkwardly as she pages through transcripts, letters, and other loose papers in her lavender … read more