826 Network Stories

Category: Chapter Highlights

826 National and Reach Higher Put Students on the Path to College

December 3, 2019

What happens when you combine the existing free college writing support offered by chapters in the 826 Network with Reach Higher’s expertise in creating a college-going movement? You get The Great College Essay Project, an effort launched this fall to … Continue reading

826 Students Write the Power of Inclusion

November 27, 2019

Sharing their advice on building inclusive spaces and writing narrative responses that demonstrate the power of inclusion. That’s what 826 chapters and students across the country did this fall as part of “Include Someone, Make a Difference,” our latest collaboration … Continue reading

Artist Jenny Holzer Features 826 Students in World Trade Center Installation

September 13, 2019

When you walk into 7 World Trade Center, dazzling LED lights not only greet you, they speak to you. Literally. The lights are inspired poetry written by 826NYC students — words brought to life 18 years after 9/11 touched the … Continue reading

A Warm Welcome to 826 MSP and Their Young Writers!

August 27, 2019

Minneapolis/St. Paul is now home to the ninth chapter in the 826 Network — and we can’t wait to “sea” what happens next. Continue reading

Welcome 826 MSP!

July 31, 2019

826 National is thrilled to welcome 826 MSP (Minneapolis-St. Paul) and their young writers to the 826 Network! Miles from the planet’s seas and amidst the infamously cold Minnesota winters, Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI) was founded. A group of dedicated … Continue reading

A Tour of 826 Chapter in Development Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute

March 8, 2019

“I think if you guys come to MOI it’ll be really fun and you’ll meet a lot of new friends.”  Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (and an 826 Chapter In Development) student Selama gave us a tour of their very new building! 🌊✍🏾 Find … Continue reading

826 Valencia Alumni Featured in The New Yorker

February 7, 2019

We are immensely proud of former 826 Valencia student Sally Men Wao, whose new book of poetry was recently featured in the New Yorker Magazine. Sally has managed to perfectly encapsulate what it looks like to live in a digital … 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