Young people have important things to say

826DC helps DC students strengthen their writing skills, share what matters to them, and build a lifelong relationship with writing.

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Programs

Free, year-round writing and publishing programs for DC students ages 6-18

We host programs at our Columbia Heights writing center, in schools, and in community spaces across the city.

After-School Writing Lab

A writing community for students, hosted at 826DC.

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In-School Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Flexible short-and long-term writing residencies in collaboration with K-12 teachers.

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Writing Workshops

Exploratory writing sessions across diverse topics and genres, outside of school.

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Reading All-Stars

A Saturday morning literacy program for Harriet Tubman Elementary School students.

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Field Trips

Two-hour writing and bookmaking experiences for the whole class.

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Young Authors’ Book Project

A full-year classroom writing project, culminating in a book to be shared with readers across DC.

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Resources

Spark a love of writing in your classroom

Check out our library of tips, tricks, and techniques to make teaching and learning writing skills more dynamic and fun.

About

Writers supporting writers

We’re a team of lifelong writers and educators who believe that writing is a fundamental tool for possibility. We recognize that for any individual to fully step into their own power, writing must be part of their skillset.

Latest News

John Krasinski

826 Partners with Paramount Pictures

“826 is a beacon of creativity and exploration like no other,” says John Krasinski.

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826DC on WUSA9

826DC’s tenth Paddlestar Galactica was featured on WUSA9 this weekend!

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Our open door

826DC’s Having an Open House

Come check out 826DC at our free, all-ages open house event on Saturday, May 11th, 2024! Drop in anytime between 11 AM and 2 PM.

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