826 Valencia/ The Writing Center

826 VALENCIA/THE WRITING CENTER

About Us

 

Our students

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our work is based on the understanding that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success and that great leaps in learning can happen when trained tutors work one-on-one with students.

We offer a range of programs, all free of charge, for students, classrooms, and schools in the Bay Area. Our project-based approach allows students ownership over the writing process, and strengthens their ability to express themselves clearly and in their own voice. By making writing fun, by demystifying the process, and by creating gorgeous books, magazines, and newspapers that honor their work, we can inspire young people to gain critical skills and write with confidence. For a more in-depth look at our recent programs, check out our 2010-2011 annual report.

Co-founder Dave Eggers tells the whole story about 826′s inspiration, early beginnings, and ensuing momentum in a TED Talks video.


Dave Eggers at the 2007 Brooklyn Book Festival.

Dave Eggers at the 2007 Brooklyn Book Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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