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

A Space Meant For All People | 826 New Orleans

November 9, 2018

Was Ruby Bridges old when she fought racism? No, she was not. She was a kid. Ruby Bridges deserves a monument because she fought racism by herself. She was the first Black American to go to a White school in … Continue reading

Michelle Obama Says Hello to 826DC

November 2, 2018

“Keep writing, keep working hard, and know that I’m thinking about you, and I’m proud of you.” Last week, magic really happened at 826DC when students received a special message from fellow writer, Michelle Obama. Writing can be hard sometimes, but … Continue reading

Flores Around The Block | 826michigan

September 23, 2018

Around the block there are flowers, roses and daisies. They’re beautiful. There is a garden. There are a lot of flowers and cute cats. There are butterflies. Sometimes there are parties. When my neighbors have a party, they have dances … Continue reading

Once More, She Repeated A Pattern | 826 Boston

September 23, 2018

Often she approaches me with a bunch of papers and asks me to read and explain them to her. I know for sure what kind of information the papers contain. It’s either another English course opening up that she wants … Continue reading

Am I Your Wildest Dream? | 826LA

September 23, 2018

To My Dearest Ancestors, Because of you I have power, strength, and resilience burning in my veins, passing through every ounce of my body. But I’m left with one question for you: Am I Your Wildest Dream? Did you ever … Continue reading

Find Love | 826DC

September 23, 2018

You find love in the fist that comes flying You find love in the abusive words that flow from his mouth You find love in being on financial lockdown You find love in being talked down to in fearing for … Continue reading

The Grand Opening of 826 New Orleans

September 16, 2018

On #826Day, the newest 826 Chapter, 826 New Orleans, opened the doors to their new Youth Writing Center in the 7th ward of New Orleans. ✏️??️ Every 826 center is different. Every space feels different because every community is different. We are … Continue reading

Cartoon Network Animates Our Students’ Stories

August 30, 2018

In 2018, our friends at Cartoon Network animated two 826 Network student stories—one by Jekaya, Grade 4, 826 Boston (Sweater) and another by Nana-Wadieh, Grade 3, 826NYC (Feathers). These stories were part of the 826 National Inclusion Storytelling Project – an … Continue reading

826 Network Featured on CNN

August 30, 2018

“What we’re really about is helping young people improve their writing skills, but first, they feel welcomed.” Our co-founder Nínive Calegari talked to CNN about the beginning of the 826 Network, our famous store-fronts, and how important it is to … Continue reading