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“Tutors are very friendly, very helpful, and my daughter feels very comfortable being herself around her tutors. Every week she has a favorite tutor. Her work has improved because of their help. I feel like her confidence level has improved. Thank you!”

– Lissette, 826CHI after-school
tutoring parent

Programs for your Students

After School Tutoring & Writing

Free after-school tutoring Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., most every day Chicago Public Schools are in school. Tutors are available to work in small groups with students on writing assignments, homework of all subjects, and publishing projects. Parents must attend an orientation session before their student is able to attend the program. Our program is currently at full capacity and our waitlist is closed.


On Saturdays and throughout the summer, 826CHI offers free Workshops in topics like short stories, comic book making, photography and writing, and food-inspired memoir writing. There are also some really crazy ones like Travel the World Through Chocolate and Sock Puppet Theater. All of our Workshops are led by talented volunteers — including published authors, editors, educators, playwrights, actors, journalists, and artists — and feature small class sizes to ensure your student gets quality instruction in each Workshop.


We will put your students’ writing into print.

The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.

Looking for the perfect gift, an extra copy of a student publication or spy gadget for your young agent-in-training? Look no further—especially if you want to look further and need a pair of bejeweled binoculars to do so. The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. is here.

Student Application

If it is your student’s first time at 826CHI this school year, please fill out the student application to provide essential information prior to becoming involved in 826CHI programming. Submitting this application does not automatically sign your child up for workshops, After-School Tutoring & Writing, or other programming. You may register for individual Workshops here. Enrollment in After-School Tutoring & Writing is currently full and our waitlist is closed.

Join the Mailing List

Sign up for our monthly e-newsletters regarding upcoming events, fundraisers, and exciting program highlights. In addition, you may join our Parents email list to receive information about upcoming Workshop schedule release dates, program start dates and other parent-specific information and opportunities.