Volunteers of the Month

Volunteers of the Month: September 2014

From 826LA in Mar Vista: Debbie Dao has been a devoted volunteer and tutor serving the Los Angeles community for the past several years. This fall, she is beginning her fifth year tutoring at Mar Vista Elementary School, where she works … read more

Volunteers of the Month: June 2014

From 826LA at Manual Arts High School: Scott Doyle spent almost all of his first 40 years on the planet in New England. He studied History and Political Science at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he stayed to … read more

Volunteers of the Month: May 2014

From 826LA in Echo Park: Anita Kantrowitz was born and raised in New York City, a place that is still near and dear to her heart—even though she has been living in Los Angeles for many years and is very happy … read more

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