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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.



    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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    A Puppy

    February 24, 2016

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    Being a King and a Beast

    November 2015

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    The Monster and the Girl

    October 6, 2015

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    Keep Cool for Summer Days

    June 29, 2015

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    Fish Holiday

    June 19, 2015

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      A Huge Thank You to our Twenty-Hour Volunteers!

      Thank you to the volunteers who've already completed more than 20 hours of work with us!...

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      Meet our October Volunteer of the Month: Tatiana Felder!

      October 1, 2016

      Tatiana is an all-star store volunteer, ambassador of our programs, and now illustrator for our Storytelling and Bookmaking Field Trips publications! ...

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      826NYC’s Third Annual Personal Statement Weekend

      826NYC is hosting its third annual Personal Statement Weekend to help 150 high school seniors complete their college essays. Learn how you can get inv...

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      The 826NYC Review, Issue 7

      The best new stories, poems, and essays from the creative minds of young New Yorkers. ...

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      David Zwirner Books & 826NYC Literary Prize

      September 6th, 2016

      826NYC and David Zwirner books are partnering to launch an annual literary prize for high schoolers ages 16+ in New York City. The prize will include ...

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      Meet our August Volunteer of the Month: Crystal Worrell

      August 1, 2016

      Meet our volunteer of the month, Crystal! Crystal began volunteering with us only two months ago, but already she has volunteered nearly 200 hours of ...

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      Meet our July Volunteer of the Month: Nora Pelizzari

      July 6, 2016

      Meet our volunteer of the month, Nora! When she's not volunteering with our Sunday workshops and serving as an integral editor for our publicatio...

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      Sabrina Alli, the 826NYC Writers’ Room Coordinator

      June 15, 2016

      Meet 826NYC's newest staff member...

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      Spring 2016 Young Authors Book Release

      June 9, 2016

      Celebrating over 150 published young authors...

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      Meet our June Volunteer of the Month: Rachel Spurrier


      Ever since Rachel found her way to 826NYC two years ago, she's been helping us out behind the scenes as an editor for our student publications, i...

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