Rewriting the Zombie Apocalypse: A Designer’s Process

Stefan Bucher has been with 826LA since the very beginning, serving as the creative mind behind many of the Time Travel Mart products we all know and love. Here, he tells us about his collaboration with 826LA on “Rewriting the Zombie … read more

“We Are Alive When We Speak for Justice” featured on Fox News Latino

Scroll down for a full English translation provided by volunteer David Muchnik!  Escolares hispanos abordan en libro reflexiones sobre histórico caso judicial By: Aitana Vargas December 27, 2015 Los Ángeles, 27 dic (EFEUSA).- Varias décadas después, el caso judicial Méndez … read more

#15Girls Listening Party With KCRW + 826LA

#15Girls Listening Party With KCRW + 826LA NPR Generation Listen By: Joanna Pawlowska Girls and women of all ages and backgrounds came together to listen to powerful stories about the lives of 15 girls around the world, followed by a … read more

Extending Learning Outside the Classroom: Daring Greatly with Self-Portraiture

By: Gracie Globerman, Marel Pryor, and Jackson Ross Tenth-grade students from L.A.’s University High turn the lens on themselves after visiting the Getty and learning that self-portraiture is about more than just faces. Our English class recently had an enriching … read more

Students of 826LA Featured on Lena Dunham’s “Women of the Hour”

Some of 826LA’s students were featured in a recent episode of Lena Dunham’s Women of the Hour podcast by Buzzfeed. Beginning at 17:18, they answer the question: “What does it mean to be a friend?” The greatest piece of advice? “Just … read more

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