Category: Friends of 826

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Press Release: 826 Digital 2.0, Resources for Educators, Reimagined 

September 12, 2022

The 826 Network welcomes the latest iteration of its popular online platform SAN FRANCISCO, CA — On September 12, 2022, 826 National will launch the second iteration of its beloved platform for educators, 826 Digital. 826 Digital 2.0 will continue … Continue reading

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826 National’s Newest Publication with Ada Limón

August 18, 2022

We’re excited to welcome Ada Limón as our 24th Poet Laureate!  As a leader in youth writing education and student publishing, 826 National was asked by the Library of Congress to nominate three poets for the Poet Laureate position – … Continue reading

Introducing 826 National’s New Co-chairs

April 15, 2022

826 National is delighted to announce our new Co-chairs of the Board of Directors, Anne Wintroub and Sandro Olivieri. Anne and Sandro are passionate, strategic champions of 826 and our students, and are excited to deepen that commitment by leading … Continue reading

Teach the Joy and Power of Writing with 826 Digital

August 25, 2021

Teach the Joy and Power of Writing with 826 Digital Our Write Your Way Curriculum is now available for the new school year! “I write because I want to give life to my thoughts. I have stories that deserve to … Continue reading

826 National featured on WJXT Jacksonville

February 16, 2021

826 National CEO Laura Brief spoke with reporter Lena Pringle about Amanda Gorman’s  role in the Super Bowl and the importance of ensuring spaces for young people to write and thrive exist around the country.  ‘“She’s made the world a … Continue reading

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Essential Words: Students honor essential workers with words of encouragement

November 24, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic started, we’ve been encouraging students to share their voices in an essential way and send letters of gratitude to people who could use support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the values of essential workers as … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Kindness Day with Cartoon Network

November 13, 2020

“We can treat everyone equally. It doesn’t matter where you are from or what color your skin is. We are all humans and deserve to be treated the same way as all other humans.”–Aanya K., grade 3, 826LA “How would … Continue reading

VISTAs 2020/21

A Warm Welcome to Our 2020/21 VISTAs!

October 7, 2020

826 National is excited to welcome four (three new and one returning) AmeriCorps VISTA members to support our team in the 2020-21 school year. AmeriCorps members are passionate individuals who dedicate an entire year of service to a nonprofit organization … Continue reading

Write for Inclusion

Write for Inclusion with Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up

September 24, 2020

“The reason you should accept people the way they are is because everybody is different and people have feelings as soft as feathers.” — Nana-Wadieh, Grade 3, 826NYC October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we’re excited to partner with … Continue reading