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Walking Gemstones and Other Invisible Science
Learn about beetles that look like gemstones, farms that harvest wind, and the science behind the changing colors of cherry blossom trees in our 2-week summer workshop.
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Featured News, Press and stories from 826DC
How did you first hear about 826DC? What motivated you to get involved? I first heard about 826DC through my former employer, the World Bank (WB), which has a community outreach program called “Community Connections”.Read More
How did you first hear about 826DC? What motivated you to get involved? I’ve loved creative writing since I was three years old, and I was looking for a way to use creative writing to give back to the community.Read More
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
“Before 2016 there was no African American History Museum in Washington, DC.” Such begins the memoir of one student at Center City PCS, Capitol Hill where fourth and fifth graders have spent two months writing poetry and memoir with 826DC.Read More
ESPN journalist and radio commentator Clinton Yates (formerly at the Washington Post) visited student journalists at Center City PCS, Capitol Hill this week, where he talked about his path to becoming a journalist, current events and the role of journalists, and the importance of telling stories.Read More