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

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

Word Up!: An International Conference

August 7, 2018

11 different countries, 16 different organizations; 147,000 children. From July 11 to 14, sixteen 826-inspired organizations gathered together to share knowledge and learn about the international landscape of writing, education, and youth voice. 826 National teamed up with Noordje, an organization that … Continue reading

Donut Madness | 826LA

August 1, 2018

Once 1,000 years ago, a man named Steve buried a sprinkle. He thought the sprinkle would make a donut tree. Steve told his friends, but they didn’t believe him. Then, the ground shook and it worked! It worked. The donut … Continue reading

12th Annual Staff Development Conference takes place in Chicago!

July 10, 2018

As a national network of tutoring and writing nonprofits, the 826 Network is always learning, connecting, and collaborating to better help a greater number of students become stronger and more confident writers across the United States. For the past 12 … 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

We’re Hiring!

May 26, 2018

The 826 Network is recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA members for the 2018-2019 year! AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project … 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