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Jump-start Your Creativity

January 5, 2023

Every day across the 826 Network, 826 educators and volunteers encourage students to embrace bold, creative ideas through writing. When students write an anti-ode to olives, or reimagine possibilities through speculative fiction, they are sustaining the creative spark within themselves. … Continue reading

Support 826 National This Holiday!

December 16, 2022

As you shop this holiday season, we wanted to share how you can continue to support 826 National and our mission: Shop with 826 National through Amazon Smile   Get into the holiday spirit with A Very She & Him … Continue reading

Farewell to our Director of Development, Areesah Mobley

December 16, 2022

After eight years with the 826 Network, our team is having to say “bon voyage”  to our Director of Development, Areesah Mobley. Areesah came to us from 826DC, where she was the Director of Development for seven years and served … Continue reading

Meet 826 Digital’s 2022-2023 Educator Leaders

October 13, 2022

We are pleased to introduce 826 Digital’s inaugural 826 Digital Educator Leaders! These inspiring educators will contribute to the 826 Digital community this year by: engaging in a community of practice; amplifying and celebrating student voices and the resources available … Continue reading

20 Years of 826

October 7, 2022

Twenty years ago, 826 opened its first writing & tutoring center, 826 Valencia, in San Francisco, CA. Co-founded by author Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari, 826 was started to provide access to writing education to students K-12 through after-school … Continue reading

826 Digital Resources | Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2022

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15 to October 15, we recognize and observe the history, culture, and achievements by the Hispanic and Latinx community. In celebration, we invite you to read and enjoy Arianny’s joyful poem, “My Latin Self” … Continue reading

Banned Books Reading List | Banned Books Week 2022

September 22, 2022

At 826, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to collaborate and work with amazing writers – many whose works have been banned and challenged. To honor and celebrate these writers and their stories, we’ve selected a few of them in our … Continue reading

Dear Banned Book Author | Banned Books Week 2022

September 21, 2022

InPEN America’s latest report on book censorship, they counted 874 different authors, 198 illustrators, and 9 translators to have been banned – many who have been banned multiple times in various districts. Their research also discovered that many banned and … Continue reading

826 Digital Resources | Banned Books Week 2022

September 20, 2022

This year’s Banned Books Week theme “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us” highlights how stories connect people and communities together. “Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves,” the American Library Association (ALA) explained. “Books reach across … Continue reading