826 National Co-founder Nínive Calegari honored as an ABC7 Star

March 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — As part of Women’s History Month and “National March into Literacy” month, we introduce you to a San Francisco woman changing kids’ lives one book at a time. Ninive Calegari is cofounder of 826 Valencia, among other things. She is an advocate for child literacy programs and education improvements across the nation. We’re proud to honor her as an ABC7 Star.

826 Valencia and 826 National were co-founded by Ninive Calegari and author Dave Eggers. The pair began the organization in 2002. In the past 16 years, 826 has become a national organization located in six cities in the U.S. They’re also about to open in New Orleans.

“There are almost 40 centers around the world that have duplicated part or the whole of our programs,” says Ninive, who is proud of their reach. “In Dublin, in Paris, in Mexico City, there are teams. Even as close as Sonoma!”

Ninive is a fifth generation San Franciscan. She used to be a classroom teacher…

Read the entire article on ABC7 here. 

More Stories Like This »

A Welcome Letter from Laura Brief, 826 National’s New CEO

October 2, 2017

I am thrilled to be joining this team. For the entirety of my career, I have considered 826 as an organization that readily deserves my and the rest of the country’s admiration. The reason for that is simple: the work … Continue reading

Introducing 826 Digital

October 30, 2017

New Resource for Educators Helps Kids Everywhere Advocate for Infinite Recess 826 National proudly introduces 826 Digital: Inventive Resources to Ignite a Love of Writing SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Imagine a classroom of students in Tulsa, Oklahoma working together to … Continue reading

It’s the 2018 Young Authors’ Book Project Season!

June 8, 2018

For students across the 826 Network, the end of the school year means summer vacation and the release of new publications, showcasing their hard work and creativity. Each year, each 826 chapter partners with one public school to create a … Continue reading