826DC is recruiting three AmeriCorps VISTAs!

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826DC is seeking three creative, experienced, dynamic, and highly organized AmeriCorps-VISTA service members who will support the development and growth of our various programs in the following positions: Development Associate, Volunteer Coordinator, and STEM Program Assistant.

826DC is dedicated to teaching creative and expository writing to underserved students ages 6 to 18, and to helping DC Public School teachers inspire their students to write. We believe that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. 826DC is the newest member of the national network of 826 chapters, co-founded by the award-winning author Dave Eggers, which was voted one of the top 30 companies to work for by GOOD Magazine.

826DC is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a multicultural organization. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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How To Write Like I Do – Summer Events

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And… we’re back! This Summer, 826DC presents a new mini-season of How to Write Like I Do events for adult writers. Who says kids should have all the fun? Join us for some professional development with a creative twist as we delve into difficult topics with incredible authors on hand to answer your questions about writing.

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826DC Goes to The White House (Again)…

IMG_20150417_150239929_HDROn Friday April 16, 2015, 826DC was invited by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities to bring five students from the SEED School of Washington and their teacher – during Spring Break no less – to the White House to participate in a workshop with award-winning poet and memoirist Elizabeth Alexander, and to watch her read from her new memoir, The Light of the World.

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