826 BOS?

Yo, Boston.

A ragtag group of vagabonds is slowly pulling everything together to apply to become a Boston branch of 826 Valencia.

What is 826 Valencia? A non-profit writing center for kids 6-18 that offers the community a myriad of possibilities, including:

free workshops, one-on-one drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English language learners, assistance with student publications (conceived, written, and created by the students), and adult seminars

Right now we’re shooting to open up shop in ’07 (and in the process of discussing possible locations), but we’ve a ways to go before that happens. We need people who know the local school districts really well, experienced educators, volunteers, local artists, copyeditors, fundraisers — anyone willing to lend a hand. Would y’mind helping out? Any little bit we’d love. Leave a comment, or drop Kevin an email at kjfenney at fas dot harvard dot edu.

(826 Application.)

2 Comments so far

  1. Peter Caputa (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 6:37 pm
  2. evan (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 3:48 pm

    Excellent! I’ll pass the word up.

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