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All the latest updates from the 826DC universe

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First Field Trip

826DC kicked off the first field trip of the school year with a visit to the Center City Public Charter School in Congress Heights!

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A Closer Look at 826DC’s New Website

826DC’s website looks a little different than it did last week! It’s now much easier for everyone in this community to access and enjoy what’s here.

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Meet the Staff: Cai Rodrigues-Sherley

A warm welcome to Cai Rodrigues-Sherley, 826DC’s new School Residency Coordinator! Cai will lead our Young Authors’ Book Project (YABP), in addition to running other in-school writing residencies throughout the school year.

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Going the Distance for Young Authors

This weekend, 826DC held our second-ever Half-Half-Half-Half-Half Marathon, the 0.826 mile fundraiser supporting our writing programs.

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We’re Hiring a Community Programs Manager!

Make magic with 826DC! We’re hiring a new Community Programs Manager (CPM). Could that person be you?

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Introducing “In The Light”

Get a sneak peek at Rashawnda Williams’ introduction to “In The Light,” 826DC’s second-ever anthology!

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A Fantastic Field Trip

We recently met amazing second grade authors from Savoy Elementary School in their school library for an onsite field trip!

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Meet the Staff: Emma Pred-Sosa

Emma Pred-Sosa is 826DC’s marvelous new Director of Development! She’s here to lead our fundraising work, sustaining 826DC’s programs and ensuring that we can continue serving students as best as we possibly can.

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Meet the Staff: Daniel O’Brien

Say hello to Daniel O’Brien, 826DC’s new Store Coordinator! On Saturdays, you’ll find Daniel running our Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply Co. storefront.

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Publishing in a Pandemic

Book release parties, public readings, book tours—because of COVID-19, authors just don’t do ‘em like we used to do. So how does 826DC continue to celebrate with young authors?

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Interning at 826DC

My name is Genasee, and I’ve been an Educational Programming Intern at 826DC this semester!

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826DC at Family Art Day

826DC recently joined up with Washington Improv Theater and Project Create for a storytelling and bookmaking workshop to celebrate Family Art Day.

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