In my city, Washington D.C., the buildings that crowd our streets are often colored. They have been, at times, temporarily decorated in the bright colors of Shepard Fairey’s famous stencil of President Obama; or otherwise come to be part of the very fabric of the city – John Bailey’s mural of Marilyn Monroe in Woodley Park comes to mind, as well Byron Pecks’ icon image of Duke Ellington on the True Reformer building overlooking the U-Street corridor.Read More
that great leaps in learning can come from one-on-one attention and that building writing skills leads to future success. For our city's youth, 826DC offers these opportunities - right in the heart of the District of Columbia. Make magic happen with us today.
There’s trouble in the galaxy!
A planet is in crisis, and only you – the representatives of the Galactic Council – can resolve the conflict. In this workshop, you will create your very own alien character and home planet, and write a speech advocating for your solution to the crisis.
My white lie got bigger and bigger. My white lie was that I ate the last cookie and said that somebody ate it.Read More
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With support from Cartoon Network, the 826 Network has engaged hundreds of students across the country to write stories that promote kindness, compassion, and empathy as part of Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign.Read More
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