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On Today’s Writing Education Landscape

August 29, 2022

In 2020, the 826 National Research team published part one of “The Truth About Writing Education.” The first report in this series focused on creating awareness  and solutions about the current state of writing education in America through interviews with … 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

How to Help Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York

June 15, 2022

At 826, we believe writing is power. By publishing student work, we amplify future thought leaders. In honor of the 826 mission and the lives lost and affected by gun violence, we’ve donated 25% of 826 Digital Bookstore’s May proceeds … Continue reading

“Love is the Best Thing Alive”: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Voices and Stories

June 8, 2022

Darius W. from 826CHI said it best when they said, “Love is the best thing alive.” Although February is more synonymous with love and romance, this June, we’re celebrating the power and acceptance of love — love for our families, … Continue reading

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Voices

May 27, 2022

During the last few days of Asian American Pacific Island (AAPI) Heritage Month, we wanted to share and celebrate stories that honor the AAPI experience. These past couple of years have been a challenging time for the AAPI community, and … Continue reading

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Support 826 National and the power of youth voices this holiday season

November 27, 2020

Writing is an act of joy and freedom. It has the power to open doors and catalyze new possibilities for young people. Through pencils, pens, and keyboards, our students conjure universes, build understanding and empathy, and write their paths forward. … Continue reading

The 826 National Network Believes It’s A Good Time to Write

April 15, 2020

In the 826 National Network, we believe that writing is an act of joy and freedom. Through our pencils, pens, markers, and keyboards, we can conjure universes, build understanding and empathy, and catalyze change. As our communities are sheltered in … Continue reading

Expanding Higher Ed Access With The Great College Essay Project

October 18, 2019

Transcripts, letters of recommendation, standardized tests — it’s the time of year when high school seniors are checking items off their college admissions to-do lists. And then there’s the all-important application essay, the chance to convey in a few hundred … 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