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The Power and Potential of Youth: We believe in the power of young voices, the possibility in their ideas, and the value of their words.

The Transformative Power of Writing: We believe writing is a catalyst, it unlocks doors, builds confidence, and facilitates self-expression.

Commitment to Creativity and Learning: We nurture creative expression and foster a lifelong love of learning.

Strength of Community: We are exponentially stronger through collective engagement, which allows us to create, implement, and sustain responsive programs.

You are Welcome Here: We honor diversity, equity, and inclusion and work to ensure that everyone is respected, included, and heard.

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826DC | Featured on NBC Washington

May 4, 2018

“826DC wants young people to love #writing instead of fearing it.” Continue reading

826National to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

May 9, 2018

On May 9, 2018, 826 National was approved for a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant to support reaching young writers and empowering educators everywhere through 826 Digital. Our new pay-what-you-wish, online platform, 826 Digital, will make the 826 methodology and engaged … Continue reading

As If It Was Yesterday | 826CHI

December 17, 2017

Jalia was pregnant at sixteen, chose to have an abortion, and now lives with regret. Getting pregnant at the age of sixteen was not the route Jalia’s family thought she would land upon, but she did. “At the time, I … Continue reading

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