826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen when trained tutors work one-on-one with students and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. 826 offers a range of programs, all free of charge, for students, classrooms, and schools in the Bay Area. A project-based approach allows students ownership over the writing process, and strengthens their ability to express themselves clearly and in their own voice. By making writing fun, by demystifying the process and by creating gorgeous books, magazines, and newspapers that honor their work, the 826 program can inspire young people to gain critical skills and write with confidence.
Recent Grantee News
Rex grantee 826 Valencia is one of 10 Bay Area finalists for a Google Impact Challenge Grant. All 10 finalists will receive at least $250,000, with the top four vote-getters receiving $500,000 apiece. 826 Valencia hopes to use the grant to transform a former liquor store in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district into a writing and tutoring […]
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