Volunteers of the Month

Volunteers of the Month: April 2014

From 826LA in Echo Park: Molly Millar began volunteering in Echo Park in 2011 as an after-school tutor. In no way does she consider herself a writer, but she is a proud reader, and she was drawn to 826LA by … read more

Volunteers of the Month: March 2014

From 826LA in Echo Park: Bill Adelson is a native of New York City, where he received an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. He started writing short stories when he was in high school, and he hopes to pass … read more

Volunteers of the Month: February 2014

From 826LA in Echo Park: Matt Ballinger is a web producer and editor for the Los Angeles Times, as well as a volunteer for 826LA in Echo Park’s student newspaper, the Good Times. He had great mentors when he was … read more

Volunteers of the Month: January 2014

From 826LA at Manual Arts High School: Glenn Mudd retired from 40 years working for the U.S. Army either as an officer or a civilian, and is currently attending Cal State LA to earn his teaching credential. Glenn looks forward to … read more

Volunteers of the Month: December 2013

From 826LA in Mar Vista: Matthew Hall started volunteering with 826LA in August and has enjoyed every second of it. He has spent many nights working with local students in Mar Vista through 826LA’s After-School and Tuesday/Thursday Night Tutoring sessions. … read more

Volunteers of the Month: November 2013

Native Angeleno and UCLA Bruin Ellen Seiden has written magazine articles, museum exhibit copy, and promotional materials that span topics from hot tubs, to hairstyles, to environmentally friendly technologies, to mermaids. Her writings reflect an intrigue with all things historic, fantastical … read more

Volunteers of the Month: October 2013

Megan Stephan is a teacher, writer, and editor. Currently a lecturer in the English department at UCLA, she also taught high-school English for nine years at private schools in New York City and Los Angeles. She is a founding member … read more

Volunteers of the Month: August 2013

Zobeida Chaffee-Valdes was born and raised in Northeastern Los Angeles. She still lives there. She’s just about to enter her junior year at Glendale High School, so she doesn’t have any impressive academic accomplishments involving college degrees, but she’d like … read more

July 2013

Fred Clark is a native Californian and resides in Pacific Palisades. He has been married to Anne Wood Clark for over 40 years and has two sons, Matt (an investment banker) and Greg (a talent manager), both of whom reside … read more

Spring 2013

Jo Ellen Aragon is a young writer from Culver City currently studying at San Diego State University, where she’s an MFA Creative Writing student in fiction. She’s also a Contributing Editor for Fiction International. During the summer of 2012, she … read more