Writing Centers Support Student CreativityTwelve years ago at 826 Valencia Street in San Francisco, a single writing center opened. Now, 826 National reaches 30,000 students, mostly from underserved communities.
Inspiring Kids To Become Better Readers, Writers and StudentsThe Library of Congress has just honored 826 DC with its first-ever Literacy Award, recognizing organizations working to address illiteracy in America.
Wrestling Beats The StreetsBrett and Clint Matter, “gave back to a sport and city that gave them so much.” Donating mats and uniforms, they began a non-profit organization, Beat the Streets, combining wrestling with tutoring and mentoring. Today there are more than 900 kids participating in the program.

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