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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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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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Tyler Grigsby

Meet the Staff: Tyler Grigsby

Tyler Grigsby is 826DC’s new Community Programs Manager! They’ll lead our After-School Writing Lab and manage our work with interns, volunteers, and work-study students.

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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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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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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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