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826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.



    Thunder God

    June 2017

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    Candy Galaxy

    May 2017

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    A Quick Loan

    March 2017

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    December 2016

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    My Neighborhood Looks Like a Jungle!

    November 21, 2016

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    The Crazy Pasta

    September 27, 2016

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    For Some

    June 8, 2016 in Bright Blue Sky and Gray Silence

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    If I Could Do Anything

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    The Museum Monsters

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    Mexico Food


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      Science Fiction and Food Justice from 826NYC


      Time Travel is Nerve Wracking and Food Defenders, two new books from two programs....

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      Super Kids, Serious Authors 2017

      May 17th, 2017

      Join us in a celebration of 826NYC featuring readings of student work by authors and actors on May 17th at McNally Jackson Books!...

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      Meet Our May Volunteer of the Month: Bob Makela

      May 2, 2017

      It's hard to believe that Bob Makela has only been volunteering with 826NYC since last Fall. As a volunteer in the Williamsburg After-School Tuto...

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      We’re hiring! 826NYC seeks Development Coordinator

      April 26, 2017

      826NYC seeks a motivated individual to join our team as Development Coordinator. ...

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      Meet our April Volunteer of the Month: Kate Brennan

      April 4, 2017

      In her several months as an 826NYC volunteer, Kate has led classes of students in collaborative brainstorming during field trips, helping to create do...

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      Meet our March Volunteer of the Month: Dorothy Desmond

      March 2, 2017

      Since joining our volunteer corps over two years ago, Dorothy has become an essential part of 826NYC After-School Tutoring in Park Slope. Read more ab...

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      Meet Our January Volunteer of the Month: Nancy Binns

      January 4, 2017

      Nancy has been one of the first volunteers working at our Writers' Room in East Harlem: a full-time, in-school program that began in September 20...

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      Many Thanks to the New Members of the 20 Volunteer Hours Club!


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      Meet Jenny: Our December Volunteer of the Month

      December 1, 2016

      Jenny is a true superstar volunteer. In addition to tutoring in Williamsburg once a week, she also supports our Novel Writers workshop and regularly v...

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      Meet Our November Volunteer of the Month: Kyra Sturgill

      November 1st, 2016

      You likely already know Kyra as an all-star volunteer intern turned Volunteer Associate Americorps VISTA for 826NYC. Now meet Kyra as a super voluntee...

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