We Believe

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 Life as a Dog/Shark

"I jumped into action, ran into the water, swam over to that person, and bit the jellyfish without getting shocked. Here comes my favorite part, I thought."

Fireside Cocktails

Festive drinks and live bluegrass music to kick off the holiday season and help DC young authors write their own paths forward in 2018.

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“The Thing With Feathers” Field Guide

by the Students of 826DC's 2017 Summer workshop

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The Overthrow

Adan Hernandez

I see white coats on the side, bwahehe. I walk up to a scientist and pretend that I am one, too! I comment, "Hi...so..." Then I just leave him, haha. Awkward. BUT! I see some goodies to steal. Bwahehe.

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A gift of any amount helps make our creative writing programs free for district students.

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Student Publishing


Publishing young authors is kind of our thing.

After-School Writing Lab


We want your homework. Seriously.

Field Trips


Creative and project-based fun.

Writing Workshops


Free workshops that foster creativity.

Reading All-stars


Saturday morning reading program.

In-Schools


Flexible and Teacher-Driven In-School Residencies.

What's New

Featured News, Press and stories from 826DC

The Thing With Feathers

This summer 826DC students learned all about our feathered friends who inhabit the District, as well as those who pass through during migration.

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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.

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Help us meet our annual goal

Thanks to your incredible support during Do More 24, we're already 1/3 of the way there! Support DC young authors with a donation to help us reach our goal by June 30.

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Photojournalism

Intern Lara discusses how students of Young Authors' Book Project observed pictures of social injustice and the feelings and memories they evoked. This began a project of photojournalism, in which the students brainstormed ways they could capture their time attending Bruce Monroe, images that represent the school and their experience there.

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