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Community Partners - We Want to Hear from You!

July 20th—

Are you a school, non-profit, or community organization interested in partnering with 826CHI? We have just the form for you!

We review partnership requests on a quarterly basis. On July 31st, 2015, we will review proposals for programs beginning in October, November, or December 2015. If you fill out this form before July 31st, 2015, you will hear from us in mid-August. We can't wait to hear from you!

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#ChiNerdFest Success!

July 16th—

Our amazing friends at the the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival raised a magnificent $5,050 for us last night—thank you so, so much!

If you couldn't make it to the event but want to contribute, check out their Indiegogo campaign to benefit 826CHI. In ‪the Fest's own words, "Every. Single. Thing. Counts!" 

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Laugh and Drink to Benefit 826CHI!

July 2nd—

We're looking forward to two exciting 3rd-party fundraisers this July. We'd love to see you there!

Chicago Nerd Comedy Fest — Weds, July 15, 7-10pm
Performances from Chicago's greatest comedians, musicians, and artists, hosted by Cody Melcher, Eccentric Gentleman.
Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave
$10 suggested donation
More info here >>

Pirates vs. Ninjas Pub Crawl — Sat, July 25, 2pm-forever
A costumed, four-bar crawl to benefit 826CHI, featuring games, prizes, and drink specials all day.
Pony Inn, 1638 W Belmont Ave
$10 for 1, $30 for 4
More info here >>

Intern With Us!

June 30th—

Interested in learning more about the worlds of education, publishing, and non-profits? Internships at 826CHI offer hands-on experience across the board. Our interns:

>> Design program curriculum
>> Lead and support our daily programs
>> Plan and market fundraising events
>> Write grant propsals and support donor stewardship
>> Create content for our social media platforms
>> Design posters, fliers, web sites, and other organizational collateral
>> Support volunteer recruitment and management
>> Work retail magic in our Secret Agent Supply Co.
>> Design and assemble books of student writing

...and so, so much more. The deadline for fall internships (September - December) is Friday, July 24th—click HERE to learn more, and apply today!

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Warby Parker // 826CHI

June 29th—

826CHI student writing is on permanent display at the gorgeous new Warby Parker store in Lincoln Park! ‪Stop by during regular business hours to model their sleek spectacles and discover your new favorite stories from the 826CHI Compendium Vol IV. #‎seeingisreading‬

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