826NYC wants to partner with your school, community-based or nonprofit organization to create customized writing programs for your students.

If you’re a school, we will run a comprehensive in-class residency that not only aligns with the literacy curriculum in your classroom, but that also results in a perfect-bound publication for your student authors.

826NYC would love to partner with your school if:

You are a Title 1 New York City public school

You will commit to at least one 6-10 week residency in your school

You will provide a partner teacher who will be the lead liaison with 826NYC

Your participating teachers will commit to helping plan and support the residency from ideation through execution

You will pay a fee of 10% of the overall cost of the residency

What you’ll receive from 826NYC:

Comprehensive curriculum design and in-class support from a specialized teaching artist

In-class support from trained volunteers, who work with small groups of students for more individualized attention

Perfect-bound publications for each participating student and teacher

If you’re an organization that works with students and would like to partner with 826NYC for a publishing project, all of the above requirements apply other than a Title 1 status.


Please reach out to our Director of Education, Alana Benoit at or 718-499-9884 ext 701 with any questions, or to book your residency today!


Recent in-schools and partnership residencies include:

  • Row New York (2017) – Personal Narrative Writing with 9th-12th Grade Students
  • PS/MS 7 (2017) – Food Justice Narrative Writing with 7th Grade Students
  • P.S. 316 Elijah Stroud (2017) – Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing with 5th Grade Students
  • High School of Fashion Industries (2017) – Social Justice Poetry Writing with 10th Grade Students
  • Bronx Leadership Academy II (2017) – Hero and Anti-Hero Poetry Writing with 10th Grade Students

Recent guest authors for publications include:

  • Daniel José Older (2017)
  • Karen Washington (2017)
  • Sheri Booker (2016)
  • Marcus Samuelsson (2014)
  • Patricia Smith (2014)