Science-Focused Creative Writing Workshops: 826 National's CGI America Commitment to Action

The story of our CGI America Commitment to Action: Developing innovative workshops that blend creativity, fun, and writing with learning about science.

The 826 National video

Narrated by bestselling author and essayist Sarah Vowell, this video will show you who we are, what we do, and how much fun we're having doing it!

826 National featured in the Giving Library

In this video from the Giving Library, 826 National CEO Gerald Richards shares the story of how 826 writing centers impart writing and creative skills that will help the under-resourced students we work with succeed in the future.

Don't Forget to Write

Daniel Handler (and most certainly not Lemony Snicket), a student, and a volunteer share the story of the 826 writing and tutoring centers. Dozens of professional writers, 826 volunteers, and educators contributed lesson plans to the new two-volume set from 826 National, Don't Forget to Write.

826 on NBC

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826 was featured on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams!

The Young Author's Book Project

Take a sneak peak inside 826 Valencia’s 2008-2009 Young Authors’ Book Project, documented by San Francisco filmmaker Ira Chute. The clip features Ms. Pirette McKamey’s Senior English class at Mission High School, as well as 826 Valencia tutors hard at work on the writing project.

Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country

We asked our students to write letters of advice to President Barack Obama after he was elected. The results were compiled in a book entitled Thanks And Have Fun Running The Country: Kids Letters to President Obama.