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Buena Vista Horace Mann Writing Project

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826 Valencia

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Requirements for working with youth:

  • Available between the hours of 4:00PM-6:30PM on Mon, Tues, and Thurs, and 3:00PM-5:30PM on Wednesdays (you can pick which days you prefer, of course!)

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Vaccinated against COVID-19

  • Willing to submit to a LiveScan background check

  • Excited about supporting the development of young learners!

Buena Vista Horace Mann (BVHM) Writing Project:

We are currently seeking volunteers to work in our Buena Vista Horace Mann Writers' Room, at 3351 23rd Street in San Francisco, CA. Volunteers will have the chance to develop the imaginations of the third, fourth, and fifth grade students at the Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 School in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood. Volunteers will support students as they develop their creative writing skills, crafting original works in a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and prose. BVHM Writing Tutors will mentor this exceptional group of budding authors, and help them cultivate essential academic skills to develop a foundation of success as writers and critical thinkers.

Tutors will help lead the students through the writing process, from brainstorming and pre-writing, to drafting, and on through revising, editing, and publishing. Through this spiral of writing and rewriting, students will deepen their understanding of the writing process, and find their creative voices.

Many of these students are learning English as a second language, so Spanish language skills are highly valued, though not necessary.

The Next Steps:

Interested in tutoring third, fourth, and fifth graders in writing? Sign up at www.826valencia.org/volunteer-application/ to begin this process.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Shoot an email to volunteer@826valencia.org

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About 826 Valencia


826 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, US

Mission Statement

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.


826 Valencia comprises three writing centers-our flagship location in the Mission District, a center in the Tenderloin neighborhood, and a new center on the ground floor of an affordable housing building in Mission Bay -and three satellite classrooms at nearby public schools. All of our programs are offered free of charge to make them accessible to the students who would not otherwise be able to access our support.

Our goals are:

1) Transform students’ relationships to writing, building their confidence and pride.

2) Provide individualized attention and support, so students can make great leaps in learning.
3) Partner with under-resourced schools and communities, providing our free services to those who would not otherwise have access.

4) Cultivate wonder, inspiring imagination and creativity in all of our spaces and programs.

Please visit our webpage for more information: https://826valencia.org/

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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3351 23rd StreetSan Francisco, CA 94110



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Tutoring


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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