People from all walks of life gathered at 20th and Valencia streets on Saturday to celebrate the 15th anniversary of 826 Valencia, a writing and tutoring center co-founded by novelist Dave Eggers. The atmosphere was quaint as children played carnival games, bands performed and the people strolled around, soaking up the sun. It seemed a small haven from a day...
With her sleek bob, slight frame and funky patterned sneakers, 15-year-old Emma T. Capps looks like she just hopped off the pages of a comic book. Even her last name — short, sassy and perfectly animated with bubble letters — seems destined for the funnies. It may come as little surprise, then, that Capps is an award-winning cartoonist. Now she...
At 10 o’clock this morning, James Choi, owner of Rhea’s Deli, was busy making 30 sandwiches behind the counter. He had learned that his neighbor, the nonprofit literacy program 826 Valencia, was in need. Twenty-three high school students started the group’s Young Authors’ Workshop last Monday. The week-long class is free to students and includes a daily lunch. For the...
Students were asked to personify darkness and imagine it as a living, breathing person. They wrote about what darkness would change during the nighttime before the morning came.
826 Valencia students were asked to write about what it will be like when they are 80, and children are regarded as a nuisance.
826 Valencia is turning 10, and the two stars of the TV show “Portlandia” are coming to help them celebrate. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will be at a luncheon for the group at the St. Regis Hotel on April 18, where there will be entertainment as well as food. You can get tickets here.
Celebrated chef Daniel Patterson and author Amanda Hesser will teach you how to turn a love of food into a love of food writing — plus feed you tasty treats in the process.
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A lively class of 8th graders at Horace Mann Middle School settles into lessons on American power, privilege and waste.En Español
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CAFE LA BOHEME 6 A.M. Good Morning Mission District! 53 °, clear, partly cloudy with showers predicted for the P.M. $10K Scholarships for College-Bound Students 826 Valencia is at it again: our flame, our hope, our conscience in grim times. This year the neighborhood writers’ incubator will award four scholarships for high school graduates or graduating seniors, demonstrating financial need,...
McSweeney's unveils its long-awaited, 300-page newspaper.
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826 Valencia volunteers tutor students on how to write a good personal statement for college.
A local project to hand out sandwiches on the street has spread around the world.