Fun. Flexible. Absolutely free.

826DC offers a variety of programs for DC students that are designed to inspire creative thinking and develop a lifelong relationship with writing.

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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COVID-19 Policy

How we’re staying safe

826DC is committed to fostering a safe environment in which to create, learn, work, and grow. To make that happen, we’ve developed COVID-19 safety policies based on the current guidelines from the CDC, DC Public Schools, and the DC government.

As that guidance evolves, we will continue to update these policies and to add more safety measures as needed.