Spur Local Nonprofit Partner

826DC Chosen for 2024 Spur Local Class

Spur Local, formerly the Catalogue for Philanthropy, recently announced its 2024 class of critical nonprofit partners. 826DC is one of them!

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Young Writer Showcase June 12 4-6 PM at MLK Library

Young Writer Showcase

On June 12th, join us downtown at the MLK Library from 4-6 PM to celebrate, support, and hear from young local writers!

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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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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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Paddlestar Galactica X

Paddlestar Galactica, the ping-pong tournament supporting 826DC’s youth writing programs, is back for YEAR TEN! This beloved event returns on April 27th, 1 PM to 4 PM at SPIN DC.

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November Donations: Matched!

It’s #GivingNovember, and 826DC’s board has generously offered to match up to $20K of donations that come in before 11:59 PM on November 30th, 2023!

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Meet the Staff: Conor Murphy

Meet Conor Murphy, 826DC’s new After-School Writing Lab Assistant! Conor helps our After-School Writing Lab run smoothly, both working with students and helping out behind the scenes.

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Meet the Staff: Sara Jackson

We’re delighted to introduce Sara Jackson, 826DC’s new School Residency Coordinator! Sara’s here to lead our Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP) as well as other in-school residencies throughout the school year.

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Zachary Clark

A Fond Farewell to Zachary Clark

After seven and a half wonderful years, Zachary Clark is transitioning out of his role as 826DC’s Executive Director and moving on to his next adventure.

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