News & Events
All the latest updates from the 826DC universe
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.Read more about Trivia for Cheaters 2024
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…Read more about Panda Prompts with 826DC
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!Read more about November Donations: Matched!
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.Read more about Meet the Staff: Conor Murphy
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.Read more about Meet the Staff: Sara Jackson
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.Read more about A Fond Farewell to Zachary Clark
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:Read more about The Magic Shop Returns!
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!Read more about Sarah’s Store Picks
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!Read more about VIDEO: 826DC at The Kennedy Center
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.Read more about Meet the Staff: Margaret Kelley
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.Read more about 826DC Honors Three Standout Supporters of Youth Voice
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 […]Read more about Local Elementary Schoolers Celebrate a Poetry Collection