The Mendez Effect: High school students turn authors for book inspired by landmark California desegregation case

California Educator, the California Teachers Association Magazine, recently featured 826LA’s 2015 Young Authors’ Book Project: We Are Alive When We Speak for Justice. With the support of 826LA volunteers, fifty-seven students from Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School in Boyle … read more

826LA on KCRW

Today is the last day of KCRW’s Fall Pledge Drive. While KCRW’s generous donors can select from a myriad of amazing benefits, they can also choose to support two great LA institutions–KCRW and 826LA–when they decline a thank you gift. … read more

Luchador Manifestos: Reflections on 826LA Summer Camp 2015

“Luchador Manifestos: Reflections on 826LA Summer Camp 2015″ Poets & Writers By Ashaki M. Jackson Septemper 28, 2015 Ashaki M. Jackson is a social psychologist and poet living in Los Angeles who has worked with youth through research, evaluation, and creative … read more

Downey Educator Leads Innovative Programs to Spread Literacy and History

“Downey educator leads innovative programs to spread literacy and history” The Downey Patriot By Carol Kearns August 20, 2015 DOWNEY – It was a set of circumstances that prompts people to think, “What a small world!” The reunion of two former … read more

The Los Angeles Dodgers give young journalists a boost

“LADF, 826LA give young reporters a boost” Dodger Insider By Erin Edwards July 31, 2015 For those of you that regularly read Dodger Insider, you know about Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and its Giving Moments. This past Giving Moment … read more

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