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
This Time They Hear You
is our newest book, an illustrated collection of science-inspired fairytales written by local third-grade authors and published through our Young Authors' Book Project (YABP).
From revising sonnets, exploring fractions, and illustrating centaurs to donating and spreading the word about 826DC, there are a ton of ways to help magic happen here.
help students of all ages write their own paths forward—and have fun doing it. At risk for a zombie apocalypse? We've got a writing workshop lesson plan for that. Running for Kid President? We can help a student craft her winning platform. From the serious to the silly, we're ready to create with you.
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Featured News, Press and stories from 826DC
Calling all local authors and writers! You can share your skills with DC students through 826DC’s Visiting Authors Program, which brings new and established voices together for unforgettable classroom discussions and writing activities.Read More
Later this Spring, 826DC will publish its twelfth Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP), a collaboration between 826DC volunteers, DC students, and professional writers and designers that promotes and celebrates student voices!Read More
My name is Daniel Hoagland, and I want to tell you why it’s so important and so cool to support 826DC as a monthly donor—and to share my story about becoming one.Read More
Paddlestar Galactica, the bracket-style ping-pong tournament supporting 826DC’s writing programs for local students, is back for year SEVEN!Read More
The 826DC team is growing! We’re delighted to be hiring for not one, but TWO exciting positions: 826DC Education Director and 826DC Public Programs Coordinator.Read More