The Word is Out! 826DC is Expanding and Moving!

sign_1Did you see the amazing news in the Washington Post? After searching for nearly two years, we are so excited to announce that 826DC recently signed a 10-year lease on a new location.

As you know, over the past five amazing years, we have grown from serving 300 students to more than 4,300; and, by the end of next school year we hope to grow to serve 5,000 students per year. When we first kicked open our doors in October 2010, we had a staff of two. By the end of this summer, we will have a staff of nine.

We are so proud to be staying in Columbia Heights, moving across the sutra to the historic Tivoli building, to a bigger and more cost effective space, that will allow us to continue to grow and provide much needed arts education and academic support to DC youth.

This is the beginning of the second chapter of our story here in the District, and we wouldn’t have been able to get here without the amazing support of our friends, our donors, our volunteers, and the students who breathe life and fun and creativity into our work.

By signing a long-term lease, we are planting ourselves firmly into our community, and will be able to continue to grow to make lasting change in Columbia Heights and across the Washington, DC – area.

In celebration of this news, and in order to make our next chapter even more transformative, we need your help. Please consider making a gift today. 

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826DC Summer Workshops


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Cool down your body and heat up your brain with 826DC this summer. We have some classic programs but we’ll also get heroic. Summer workshops will be held at Upshur Street Books and D.C. libraries, with lots of opportunities to get creative! Our summer workshop list is below.

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Volunteers of the Month – May 2015
Young Authors' Book Project In-School Volunteers

This year’s Young Authors’ Book Project was EXCITING. Our dedicated volunteers, Tara Campbell, Abby Keeble, and Emily Langhorne, helped guide students from the SEED School of Washington through our flagship program–this year, our students met with and studied the works of classic and contemporary writers to master art of short story telling. And we were honored to have the Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden host this year’s book release party at the Vice President’s residence. It’s been a year to remember. Click below for a few words from the stellar volunteers who helped make it possible.

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