To 2015 and Beyond
A letter from Joe Callahan, 826DC's Executive Director

Thank you for all of your amazing support. 826DC is grateful for every way in which you’ve made our first four years exceptional. Since kicking open our doors in 2010, we have seen some truly wonderful successes: We have grown to serve 3,369 students in 2014. We were recognized by education leaders like US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for our effective curriculum (he called us a “great program” and we blushed). And, in October, we were humbled and proud to win the Mayor’s Art Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education!

In support of this mission, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded us a $50,000 matching grant.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to 826DC today, and double your impact in helping us make a difference in the lives of thousands of DC youth.

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Keep Creativity Warm This Winter
Sign up for January & February Workshops Today!

poets-writing-jpgWhat’s that? You don’t know what to do in the colder months on the weekends? Why not write a poem centered completely on flavors with a group of like-minded 6-12 year olds? Or, spend your Saturday explaining to new Mayor Muriel Bowser why your school lunch should always include pizza and ice cream or that your street needs to be cleaned more? What about visiting a world-famous Smithsonian museum and writing in response to art? These workshops will help students do all those things and more while strengthening their writing skills, having fun, and keeping warm! Email neekta@826dc.org with any questions.

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Meet the Host: Jessica Anya Blau

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We sat down with the first host in our new workshop series to talk about ideal conditions for writing, and what it takes to start something new.

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