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“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

826LA Listed As an “Awesome Volunteer Opportunity for Angelenos Looking to Give Something Back”

“16 Awesome Volunteer Opportunities in Los Angeles for Angelenos Looking to Give Something Back” We Like L.A. By Sina Lewis November 5, 2014 8. 826LA 826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their … read more

“We Like L.A.” Really Likes the Time Travel Mart and 826LA

“5 Reasons The Time Travel Mart is More Awesome Than The Name Already Suggests” We Like L.A. By Brian Champlin October 7, 2014 Surely you’ve heard of the Time Travel Mart. You know, that kitschy L.A. store that sells everyday … read more

826LA Dubbed a ‘Wallet-Friendly’ Activity for Kids

“Wallet-Friendly Activities – Free Enrichment Activities for Kids in Los Angeles” ParentPick September 18, 2014 FREE READING & WRITING ACTIVITIES 826LA All year round 826LA offers FREE workshops, one-on-one tutoring, book production/publication and a program that offers elementary kids additional … read more

TimeOut Gives a Nod to “Let’s Do the Time Warp” Dance-a-thon

“Things to Do: 826LA 10th Anniversary Dance-a-thon” TimeOut By Amanda Montell September 9, 2014 826LA may be a literary education nonprofit, but it’s a fun literary education nonprofit (with a Time Travel Mart), so for the organization’s tenth anniversary, they’re … read more

Judd Apatow Highlights 826LA’s Literacy Efforts in ‘Hollywood Reporter’

“Olivia Wilde, Paul Rudd and Judd Apatow Reveal Their Top Philanthropic Causes” The Hollywood Reporter By Tatiana Siegel August 14, 2014 Judd Apatow Cause: Literacy Apatow’s first industry job introduced him to the concept of philanthropy. Working for HBO’s Comic … read more

NBC-4 Gives a Nod to 826LA Kids Creating Pizzas at Mohawk Bend

“826LA Fundraiser: Kids Create Pizzas at Mohawk Bend” NBC-4 By Alysia Gray Painter July 14, 2014 Parents very often line up the makings for pizza — the crusts, the jars of sauce, the pepperoni, the chopped peppers and olives — … read more

takepart looks behind the curtain and finds volunteer Eric Stolze

“The Man Behind THIS Curtain Isn’t the Wizard of Oz—but He’s Got Real Heart” takepart By Sarah Beston April 24, 2014 826 National, a nationwide nonprofit writing and tutoring center, works with students on their creative and expository writing skills … read more

Mentoring Young LA: 826LA in Long Beach Union Weekly

“Mentoring Young LA” Long Beach Union Weekly by Marco Beltran March 3, 2014 As students, our minds are constantly focused on one thing: advancement toward the goal of reaching an ideal sense of self. Whether that be socio-economical or professional, … read more

826 and the Future of Education on the Huffington Post

“826 and the Future of Education” The Huffington Post Jesse Dylan February 25, 2014 In the Echo Park and Mar Vista neighborhoods of Los Angeles, you’ll find an establishment selling unexpected selection of mastodon meat, dodo bird chow and dinosaur … read more