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Thanks for being so coolgle, google!

March 7th—

We’re searching for the right words to express our gratitude for the great and generous Google! We’ll start with thanks!

826National received a whopping $132,531.98 grant from Google to supply many of the chapters with 15 new laptop computers and vertical laptop storage shelves with locks for their student writing labs. The grant also comes with technical support from the local Google teams.

826CHI Prom 2010: Prom Hanks

826CHI Prom 2010: Prom Hanks

March 5th—

826CH’s annual PROM will be APRIL 24th at 8PM at the historic (and easily accessible via public transportation) Pulaski Park Fieldhouse!
The theme of this year’s prom will be inspired by the 2 time Oscar winning super human. Accordingly, the dress for Prom Hanks is second hand formal and/or dress as a person, place or thing that can be seen in a Tom Hanks movie.

Admission includes refillable cup for hooch, food, silent auction, not silent music, and dancing, dancing, dancing.

Must be 21+.

Tickets: $50 at the door.

Package advance tickets: $40 (includes admission and student written book of poems about Tom Hanks). $50 (Includes admission, book, t-shirt).

Our past events have sold out fairly quickly. Be sure to get your tickets fast! As always, all proceeds from the evening benefit 826CHI and our free writing programs for Chicago students!

Questions … write [email protected]


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