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#CharlottesvilleCurriculum

#CharlottesvilleCurriculum

August 15th—

826CHI stands in solidarity with those in Charlottesville who put themselves at risk to speak out against white supremacy. The 826 Stand asserts, “We as educators, volunteers, and caring adults need to be aware of the wide range of issues our students face on a day-to-day basis. We need to support these young people as they navigate through and try to make sense of the world and their own identities.”

After the recent events in Charlottesville, making sense of the world today is difficult not only as educators but as individuals and community members. #CharlottesvilleCurriculum is not only a trending hashtag but also a movement in which resources and ideas are being collected from diverse perspectives to unpack what has happened, why it happened, and what we can do to have informed and intentional conversations with each other and with young people.

We hope you find it useful as we continue to stand with those most vulnerable to racial violence and (re)define what it means to be an educator, volunteer, and community leader. Check out The Charlottesville Syllabus here.

826CHI is currently seeking proposals for our Fall Workshops series!

826CHI is currently seeking proposals for our Fall Workshops series!

August 15th—

We’re looking for your brilliant ideas to engage our students for the Fall Workshop season. The proposal period is open from NOW through Friday September 8th, 2017. These Workshops will take place on Saturdays between October 14th and December 9th, 2017. Click HERE to submit.

Is this your first time submitting a proposal? We strongly suggest you read our Workshop Proposal Handbook before you get started. If you have questions about the process or want to talk about your idea email Maria at [email protected]

Calling All High Schoolers: Teen Writers Studio Applications are Open

Calling All High Schoolers: Teen Writers Studio Applications are Open

July 26th—

Do you know a high school student with a passion for writing? Help us spread the word about 826CHI’s Teen Writers Studio. In this yearlong program, high schoolers meet twice a month throughout the year to develop their personal writing styles and learn from professional authors of many genres. At the same time, these students will mentor younger students and represent 826CHI at literary events as volunteers.

Applications close Monday, August 21st. For more information, click HERE.

RSVP: 826 Day Eve at Ace Hotel

RSVP: 826 Day Eve at Ace Hotel

August 1st—

Meet us on top of the brand new Ace Hotel Chicago to celebrate the community that makes 826CHI such an imaginative and empowering place: you! While sipping on a sweet drink admire the beautiful skyline, alongside our student-authors and their families, educators, donors, and volunteers. Together we'll enjoy and engage in playful performances and sneak in a preview of the city's most anticipated new accommodations. 

This free event is part of our tradition of celebrating August 26th (8/26, get it?) and to thank you for your contributions to amplifying student voices. 

See you at the Ace Hotel (311 N Morgan St) from 6-9pm on 826 Eve: Friday, August 25th. RSVP now with a pay-what-you-can donation by clicking here.

826CHI Students Become Food Writers at BOKA Chicago

826CHI Students Become Food Writers at BOKA Chicago

August 1st—

We’re wishing we could relive last Thursday’s Eat Your Words food writing workshop, from the amuse-bouche to the perfect hazelnut and coffee dessert. Our thanks go out to the incredibly talented and generous team at Boka Chicago for helping us develop our writing skills and our taste buds! Relive the day in our Flickr album, and stay tuned for news about our annual Eat Your Words event!

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