826 Network Stories

Welcome 826 New Orleans!

May 21, 2018

826 National is proud to welcome 826 New Orleans to our national movement for writing and creativity. Once upon a time, there was a literal big class of 43 first graders at Lincoln Elementary School in Louisiana. Inspired by the 826 model, educators … Continue reading

826DC | Featured on NBC Washington

May 4, 2018

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

Big Class writing project joins national 826 network

May 24, 2018

PHOTOS BY KANDACE POWER GRAVES Visitors to 826 New Orleans are greeted with a display featuring the latest book published by the group. (All the 826 chapters have stores based on different themes: pirates in San Francisco, robots in Michigan, … Continue reading

The 826 Network Pen Pal Project

May 18, 2018

Writing connects us. From Instagram captions to emails, writing is a touchstone for our lives. And while we are increasingly swapping pencils for thumbs and pens for keyboards, writing continues to guide the way we connect with one another. May … 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

826 Boston Student Writing Featured on 90.9 WBUR-FM

May 9, 2018

90.9 WBUR-FM is Boston’s NPR news station and the home of nationally syndicated programs, including On Point, Here & Now, Only A Game and Car Talk, which reach millions of listeners each week on NPR stations across the country and online. 90.9 WBUR-FM featured … Continue reading

Dear Hillary Clinton | 826DC

April 9, 2018

Dear Hillary Clinton, I feel so sorry that you did not become the future president of the United States. This is sad for me because I think that a woman should be president to show that women don’t just do … Continue reading

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

March 30, 2018

As part of Women’s History Month and “National March into Literacy” month, Nínive Calegari was honored by ABC7 for changing kids’ lives one book at a time. Continue reading

Better Than You Think | 826 Boston

March 30, 2018

The first time when I went into a grocery store by myself without my parents was the first time I was followed by a grocery store clerk who assumed I was a thief. My friend and I wanted something to … Continue reading