826 Network Stories

Monthly Archives: April 2017

Marisa Urrutia Gedney | EDUCATOR. LEADER. MENTOR.

April 4, 2017

Marisa Urrutia Gedney’s story highlights how she evolved in her role at 826 to eventually become a Director of Education at 826LA. Marisa reflects on the importance of making an impact on a community you feel deeply connected to, the … Continue reading

Jenn De Leon | TEACHER. AUTHOR. CHAMPION.

April 4, 2017

In the spring of 2015, seventh and eighth-grade teacher Jenn De Leon partnered with 826 Boston on their Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP). Her involvement with 826 during this project is explored in this story. As an author herself, Jenn … Continue reading

Rashawnda Williams | SLAM POET. ACTIVIST. YOUTH WRITING AMBASSADOR.

April 4, 2017

Rashawnda Williams is just one of the many students that came to 826 and blossomed into an empowered writer. She shares about discovering her passion for spoken word, becoming a Youth Writing Ambassador, and the role 826 played in her … Continue reading

The Human Arch | 826LA

April 3, 2017

When I was a child, everything seemed safe and secure. My parents never cried or acted sad around my brother and me. The world seemed like a safe and happy place, and I believed parents just never cried! It seems … Continue reading