826 Network Stories

Category: Friends of 826

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

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

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

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

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

Students Stop Bullying One Story At a Time

December 20, 2017

826 National and Cartoon Network believe students have the power and perspective to end a pervasive culture of bullying, and that those perspectives should be heard on a national scale. To that end, the two partners launched the Inclusion Storytelling … Continue reading

Cartoon Network Partners with 826 National to Create the First Inclusion Storytelling Project

December 7, 2017

Cartoon Network Partners with 826 National to Create the First Inclusion Storytelling Project Encourages Students to Share Their Stories as Part of “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” Cartoon Network is expanding its award-winning, “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” campaign by partnering with … Continue reading

#Shop826

November 28, 2017

To raise funds, inspire creativity in students, and advertise our programs to the community, all 826 centers feature a street-front retail store filled with unusual products, student publications, and information on its programs. As students are welcomed into the writing … Continue reading

A Welcome Letter from Laura Brief, 826 National’s New CEO

October 2, 2017

I am thrilled to be joining this team. For the entirety of my career, I have considered 826 as an organization that readily deserves my and the rest of the country’s admiration. The reason for that is simple: the work … Continue reading