826DC Opens Search for New Executive Director

826DC seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization through the next exciting phase of growth in supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Building on current success and recent organizational growth, the Executive Director will have the overall responsibility of leading the team, overseeing high-impact programs, stewarding organizational strategy, building strong partnerships and ensuring sustainability.

826DC has retained LeaderFit to lead the search.  Interested candidates may submit their application here or direct questions to Annie Linehan Czerwinski at aczerwinski@leaderfit.org.

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The Class is Like Our Home
Young Authors' Book Project students at Bruce Monroe learn about similies in realistic fiction

One of this year’s Young Authors’ Book Projects took us to Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Park View.  This dual-language English/Spanish school has a primarily Hispanic student body, and 62% of students are English Language Learners, making it an ideal school partner for us.

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The Constitution of Marvel’s

See our post “Creating Constitutions with 826DC” for backstory on this historic piece of legislation, drafted by third grade students at Takoma Education Campus during a recent In-School Writing, Editing and Publishing program.

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Creating Constitutions with 826DC
"Everyone will be punished if they serve healthy lunches more than two days in a row."

If you were able to grant constitutional rights, what would be important to you? Mandatory military training so you are prepared for a zombie invasion? Having free ice cream for all of your citizens each Friday?

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