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1714 W. Sunset Blvd.LOS ANGELES, CA 90026 United States

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Mission Statement

826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 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. With this in mind, we provide after school tutoring, reading and creative writing workshops, in-schools projects, and field trips! All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voice. We have two brick and mortars in Mar Vista and Echo Park, as well as three Writers Rooms at Roosevelt High School, at Manual Arts High School, and at Venice High School.


We have a high need for volunteers to support our day time Field Trips and In-Schools programs. You can help facilitate brainstorming sessions and share-outs, type up student ideas, and support the editing process. You'll also have the opportunity to work one-on-one or with a small group of students, on various writing projects ranging from personal statement essays, Catcher in the Rye essays, poetry, creative writing, and everything in between.


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by Janea W. (November 26, 2012)
I absolutely LOVE 826LA. They provide their tutors and volunteers with all of the tools they need to make their sessions with students the most effective and productive for the students' benefit. There are all kinds of opportunities available both weekends and weekdays, and there are even evening tutoring sessions available for those who can't make it during "business hours." I can't say enough good things about 826LA - I'm a fan!

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