The Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute carries unicorn tears, t-shirts, and books of student writing. Stop by the GBBRI Monday through Friday, 1-6 PM, Saturday from 1-5:30 PM, or click here to shop online.
February 18, 2014
826 Boston's February 2014 Workshop Series
has begun! If interested in diving into the deep blue ocean, uncovering the secret dining habits of owls, or blogging your way to the top, check out our full list of workshops.
Volunteers, sign up on the volunteer calendar
to join and support our talented students this week!
February 6, 2014
Ninive Calegari, co-founder of 826 National, will deliver a lecture this Thursday, February 6th at 6 PM in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Copley Square branch of the Boston Public Library. The event, part of the Boston Public Library's Lowell Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. Calegari's lecture will also feature a reading from Nireida Pontes, one of 826 Boston's student writers.
A former teacher, Calegari is the president of the Teacher Salary Project; the co-author of Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers; and the co-producer of American Teacher, a documentary by Oscar-winning director Vanessa Roth, with narration by Matt Damon. With Dave Eggers, Calegari started 826 Valencia, a student writing program that created 826 National as well as eight additional 826 chapters across the U.S..
February 6, 2014
We couldn't be prouder! The Library of Congress recently awarded
826 National the prestigious 2013 Library of Congress American Literacy Prize for helping to alleviate illiteracy and aliteracy (a lack of interest in reading) in the United States.
Congratulations, everyone! All told, 826 youth writing centers--from Washington D.C. to San Francisco--will provide over 30,000 students with one-on-one writing and tutoring support this school year. Thanks to all our community partners for helping us make a difference!
January 15, 2014
Happy New Year to all!
826 Boston's writing and tutoring center is still receiving its finishing touches, but we're resuming after-school tutoring Wednesday, January 15th
Saturday tutoring is tentatively set to resume on Saturday, January 25th. Please continue to check our website for updates.
If you need to reach us in the meantime, please call 617.442.5400 or visit us at our temporary office space at 2010 Columbus Ave. We hope to see you all very soon!
January 14, 2014
This internship will offer a talented designer the opportunity to expand his/her portfolio by designing print and web materials for a nationally recognized nonprofit organization. Working closely with 826 Boston staff, the design intern will provide creative support on the following projects: marketing and promotional materials, including program and event logos, publication layout, and merchandise design. With a creative, multi-faceted staff, 826 Boston appreciates the collaborative input and design savvy of its interns, many of whom have gone on to begin successful careers as freelance designers, in addition to working for regional and national outlets like The Boston Globe, Candlewick Press, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Named one of GOOD magazine's "30 Places We Want to Work," 826 Boston is a vibrant work environment, bustling with staff, interns, students, and volunteers. By the end of the internship, designers will have gained skills in design, work experience in a professional environment, and insight into nonprofit organization.
Minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for at least four months
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 5: InDesign and Photoshop required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
If you are interested in applying for an 826 Boston internship, please send an email to Guillermo Suárez Ara, Volunteer Coordinator, at hiring [at] 826boston [dot] org, with the following documents (in .doc or PDF format) attached: resume, cover letter, and list of three references.
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