Tag: 826

Meet 826 National’s New Chief Development Officer, Amira Seaboch

June 2, 2023

We’re excited to introduce our new Chief Development Officer, Amira Seaboch. A lifelong writer (she keeps a mug that says “writer” on her desk), Amira has over 20 years of experience in fundraising and philanthropic development and has worked in … Continue reading

Celebrating Young Writers Across the Country

May 31, 2023

We are excited to announce the finalists for our first-ever 826 Digital Writers’ Showcase! The 826 Digital Writers’ Showcase invited students from across the country, ages 6-18, to submit a video featuring their original writing in any genre. At 826, … Continue reading

We are drowning here

May 9, 2023

by Kathy Seipp, Fourth-grade teacher, Minneapolis, Minnesota I am a teacher, and I am not OK. My students, their families, my fellow colleagues are not OK. School systems are imploding, and we are in crisis. The residual effects of the … Continue reading

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Carry a #PocketPoem Zine With You (Carry it in your heart)

April 18, 2023

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 27 with 826 National’s one-page #PocketPoem zine!  In partnership with the Academy of American Poets, this one-page #PocketPoem zine features the student poem “Run Away Snakes” by Ella L., Age 11,  from our … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2023

If you’re feeling a little tongue-tied this Valentine’s Day, let 826 students be your personal Cyrano de Bergerac with our Valentine’s Day cards! We’ve created reusable valentine’s bookmarks for you to share and send to your loved ones! Each of … Continue reading

Support 826 National This Holiday!

December 16, 2022

As you shop this holiday season, we wanted to share how you can continue to support 826 National and our mission: Shop with 826 National through Amazon Smile   Get into the holiday spirit with A Very She & Him … Continue reading

20 Years of 826

October 7, 2022

Twenty years ago, 826 opened its first writing & tutoring center, 826 Valencia, in San Francisco, CA. Co-founded by author Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari, 826 was started to provide access to writing education to students K-12 through after-school … Continue reading

Dear Banned Book Author | Banned Books Week 2022

September 21, 2022

InPEN America’s latest report on book censorship, they counted 874 different authors, 198 illustrators, and 9 translators to have been banned – many who have been banned multiple times in various districts. Their research also discovered that many banned and … Continue reading

Banded Against Banned Books | Banned Books Week 2022

September 19, 2022

At 826 National, we believe that all students should have the opportunity to see themselves in the stories they read and write the stories that haven’t been told. Today’s banned books movement threatens students’ ability to do so.   This year, … Continue reading