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, or click here to shop online.
July 23, 2014
If the clapping, stomping, and cheering that filters through our office is any indication, 826 Boston's Summer Theater & Writing Camp in partnership with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) is off to a rollicking start. Monday through Thursday, students loosen up with improv games, master the art of dialogue, and craft a society of their own creation.
In conjunction with the A.R.T.'s upcoming production of Finding Neverland, a musical based on the life of Peter Pan-creator J.M. Barrie and directed by Tony-award winner Diane Paulus, our summer camp students are exploring the concept of world-building by imagining utopias, dystopias, and worlds in between. In a one-night performance at the Strand Theatre, these worlds will come to life on stage, as students introduce us to the characters who inhabit their imagined universe worthy of Wendy, Tinkerbell, and the Lost Boys.
826 Boston's Summer Theater and Writing Camp is made possible by generous support from Robert K. Kraft.
July 22, 2014
826 Boston is excited to announce that Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, donated a generous gift of $100,000 to fully underwrite two years of 826 Boston's Summer Theater and Writing Camp in partnership with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). Mr. Kraft made the gift in honor of his late wife Myra Kraft, a former A.R.T. board member.
826 Boston and A.R.T. kicked off the second year of their summer camp partnership last week. During the camp's page-to-stage program, 25 middle school students will write and perform original plays that explore utopias, dystopias, and worlds between. 826 Boston is honored to receive his gift, which will transform the literacy skills of middle school students in Egleston Square for summers to come.
July 10, 2014
We're currently hiring a full-time Program Coordinator.
The Program Coordinator will manage after-school tutoring at 826 Boston's satellite location, the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library, in addition to coordinating Saturday tutoring at 826 Boston's tutoring center in Roxbury.
Please click here to download the job description and application instructions. The application deadline is Friday, August 15th. Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org, and write "Program Coordinator" in the subject line.
June 11, 2014
From L-R: 826 Boston Executive Director Daniel Johnson, Cummings Foundation Trustee Richard C. Ockerbloom, & 826 Boston Board President Kevin Whalen
We're profoundly grateful for the support of the Cummings Foundation
, which named 826 Boston one of its "100k for 100" organizations
. In September, we'll launch our pilot satellite after-school program at the Grove Hall branch of the Boston Public Library
, thanks in part to the support of the Cummings Foundation. Our satellite after-school program will help us reach 150 additional students in Dorchester and Roxbury with high-impact after-school writing programming.
Each year, the Cummings Foundation awards grants of $100,000 each to 100 local nonprofits. This $10 million in funding supports a diverse range of causes, including human services, education, healthcare, and social justice.
June 6, 2014
Join the 11th grade student authors from the John D. O'Bryant School of Math and Science and 826 Boston as we celebrate the release of It's Not the Stone That Brings You Strength, a collection of personal myths discovered, unraveled, and retold.
When: Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 from 6-8 pm
Where: Northeastern University
Curry Student Center, McLeod Suites 320
346 Huntington Ave.
Enjoy student readings, a book signing, and refreshments. Paid parking is available at Northeastern University. This event is free and open to the public, so come on down to pick up your copy!
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