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826 Valencia  Writing, tutoring, & publishing for under-resourced students in SF. Also supplies for pirates & explorers. Learn more and join the adventure:

The first International Congress of Youth Voices is coming soon! On August 4, you’re invited to an inspiring celebration of student voices from all over the world (including several albums of our programs!) The evening will unite students, writers, activists, artists—and you!—to ignite conversations on how to achieve a more diverse, welcoming society. Head over to @intlcongressofyouthvoices to learn more and for tickets. See you there!

Connecting with the Mission community @sundaystreets with our friends from the @sfpubliclibrary and their book mobile is always a welcome respite from the stresses of world. Say hey if you’re on a #Sunday stroll.

Have you seen this beautiful issue of “Look Closer/Mira de cerca” yet? This chapbook brings you amazing stories by students in our After-School Tutoring program and was designed by the talented Katherine Yao. Stop by our stores and take a look!

The 38th SF Jewish Film Festival is coming soon, from July 19-August 5, with amazing movies on love, family, education, and much more. This year, we’re excited to be co-presenting “Scaffolding”, which tells the story of a teenager struggling to graduate high school and how important teachers can be. Use code VALENCIA38 for a special discount at checkout. See you there!

Thanks for the great new shirts @babylonburninginc! Shout out to the volunteer designer @christineinnes as well!

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2018 has been tough. Work, politics, life and then comes 826 Valencia. Like a breath of fresh air. They are a big part of why I keep doing this. Thank you 826 for always lifting my spirits. @826valencia @careohlalalaline #826 #826valencia #nonprofits #octopus #local #localbusiness

#haikuesday is back with one of our favorite colors: black! Enjoy this poem.

We’re so excited to release the first chapbook out of our Sunday tutoring sessions! This beautiful book was designed by @supertinycommander and features writing by students of all ages. Check it out!

It’s #haikuesday again, folks! Let’s celebrate red today; the color of juicy berries, fresh apples, and of course, 826 Valencia!

From the monologue "Why Us?" By Jenny R.
Our students write about immigration issues every day, exploring their fears and sharing their truths. We turn to their words as fuel to keep working toward a better world, and to remember the power of writing to explore these difficult topics. We are endlessly proud of them.

We all know San Francisco’s summers can be gloomy, so let’s enjoy this #haikuesday and dream of orange skies.

Tickets for @cityartssf On Arts series, benefitting our scholarship program, go on sale today! Head over there to get your tickets, support our scholarships for college-bound seniors, and see which amazing humans will be filling these legendary chairs this fall.

826 is at the #solsticecarnival. Can you find the goat?

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