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You're invited to 826DC's trivia for cheaters, January 25th at the William & Mary Washington Center

Trivia for Cheaters 2024

On January 25th, DC journalists, politicos, industry leaders, and other local movers and shakers will battle for trivia glory at this popular fundraiser.

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Panda Prompts with 826DC

DC said goodbye to giant pandas Tian Tian, Mei Xiang, and Xiao Qi Ji yesterday! As they make their way back to China, here are some writing prompts that you might want to try…

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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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The Magic Shop Returns!

Reopen, sesame! Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply Co. will reopen on August 26th, aka 8/26, from 10 AM to 6 PM. You’re also invited to join us the week before for a soft open. Here’s what’s happening:

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Sarah Richman

Sarah’s Store Picks

Sarah Richman, 826DC’s Associate Director of Communications and Development, has overseen our shop for the last five years. Here are some of her favorite products!

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VIDEO: 826DC at The Kennedy Center

This weekend, 826DC students shared their poetry at The Kennedy Center’s “What’s Going On NOW: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye” event!

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Margaret Kelley

Meet the Staff: Margaret Kelley

A warm welcome to Margaret Kelley, 826DC’s new Store Coordinator! She’ll be staffing the soon-to-reopen Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply Co. storefront each Saturday.

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826DC Press Release

826DC Honors Three Standout Supporters of Youth Voice

Washington, DC – May 30, 2023 – 826DC, the Columbia Heights-based youth writing nonprofit and local chapter of the nation’s largest youth writing network, 826, recently recognized three community members for their contributions to youth writing education.

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Local Elementary Schoolers Celebrate a Poetry Collection

Washington, DC – May 22, 2023 – Third and fourth-grade students from Savoy Elementary School are releasing a stunning poetry collection called Looking Into the Sky, and would love to celebrate it with the community! There will be a public book launch on Saturday, June 3rd, 6 PM to 8 PM at the Politics and […]

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