Meet Our New On-Site Programs Manager!

We are so excited to welcome D’Real Graham as our new On-Site Programs Manager! Former volunteer and full-time staffer at 826michigan, D’Real is relocating his expertise to our very own 826DC, where he will be overseeing our on-site programs, including After School Tutoring and Workshops. Passionate about unconventional stories, D’Real encourages students to explore their creativity and imagination through writing. 

Welcome, D’Real! We’re thrilled to have such an experienced, engaging, and thoughtful human join our team of magic-makers. We caught up with D’Real at Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply Co. 


What do you think about DC so far? 
D.C. is an astounding city.

What excites you the most about being in DC?
Residing in Northwest DC puts me in close proximity to work (826DC), school (Howard University), and a myriad of delicious eateries. Excited to always be in walking distance to almost everything (including the US Capitol Building).

What made you join 826DC? 
826DC is known across the 826 National network for making magic happen day-to-day throughout the academic school year. I wanted to be a part of 826DC’s team of magic-makers.

Why do you think 826DC’s mission and vision are important?
826DC’s mission and vision are community-driven statements that reflects the organization’s willingness to provide students with pathways to upward mobility.