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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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Timelapse: Robot Mural

June 23rd—

When was the last time you watched a timelapse of a robot mural being painted? Oh, just now?

Click HERE for an inside look at 826CHI's latest #ProBonoPaintingParty, hosted by our immeasurably generous and talented friends at Gensler.

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Calling All Poets

June 19th—

Attn: Poets—the Guild Literary Complex's Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Contest offers the chance for YOU to win $600 for your original work of verse! Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 1st at 5pm. Read all about it HERE >>

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Together in Flames

June 11th—

Thanks to Curie Metropolitan High School​ for welcoming 826CHI to "Together in Flames: a Literary Extravaganza." Student authors of Around That Age, I Liked To Play With Fire joined other bold voices from CPS Shakespeare​, Poetry Out Loud​, and Louder Than A Bomb for a school-wide celebration of the literary arts.

View photos HERE >> 

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