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August 10, 2020

AmeriCorps member Ivan Ang writes with students at Boston International Newcomers Academy.

Don’t miss these recent news articles, featuring 826 Boston students and members of our team:

  • Ivan Ang, a recent 826 Boston AmeriCorps member, was featured in this piece about AmeriCorps and essential service during the pandemic.
  • Alisha, an 826 Boston Rubix Literary Magazine team member (and student at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science), shared a snippet of what quarantine life is like during BBC Radio 4’s “Life on Lockdown” series.
  • Read essays about life during COVID-19 from 826 Boston’s Community Engagement Coordinator Sherell Barbee, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and many more in this Boston Globe article. This story was shared as part of the Boston Book Festival’s community writing project At Home Boston. 826 Boston Writers’ Room Director Nakia Hill also shared with the Festival why it’s important to tell our stories right now and why the word “stillness” is what will stay with her during this time.

826 Boston team members have also authored a few new pieces that we wanted to share: 

  • Here are four ways nonprofits can engage volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, written by 826 Boston AmeriCorps member Molly Grab.
  • What’s it like watching a virtual opera with poetry written by 826 Boston students and performed by professional singers? Find out in this piece written by Richie Wheelock, 826 Boston’s Writers’ Room Coordinator at Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA).  


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