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Strength In Numbers—And You

July 24th—

Until August 26th, we're celebrating 826CHI's Strength In Numbers. We implore each of you to make a contribution of just $8.26, by clicking here >>

$50 supplies one week of healthy snacks for our After-School Tutoring & Writing students
(this year, we offered 137 AST&W sessions)

$100 brings one class to 826CHi for a Field Trip
(this year, we offered 95 Field Trips)

$150 covers the printing costs of 35 chapbooks
(this year, we published 2,385 books full of student writing) 
Read more about our impact on Chicago's youth >>
Make a quick, easy contribution >>

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Registration for Fall Programming

July 24th—

Thanks for bearing with us as we transition into our new home and sort through the logistics of our fall programming.

In August, you can expect to hear about Field Trip registration and dates for our New Volunteer Orientations. We'll announce registration for Workshops and Parent Orientations for After-School Tutoring & Writing in September.

To be the among the first to learn when these dates have been finalized, please sign up for our Educators or Parents email list.

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July 24th—

The Boring Store's highly-coveted, painstakingly-collaged world map is up for auction until this Saturday July 26th, 5pm CST.

This one-of-a-kind gem is 12'W by 7'H (human on ladder included for scale).

Upbid in increments of at $5+ by tweeting at @TheBoringStore using the hashtag #gimmethatmap.

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Word Laboratory

July 24th—

Four mornings a week this July, our ELL campers were hard at work practicing literacy through the visual arts in our Word Laboratory.

With the help of enthusiastic volunteers, these young students created alien self-portraits (complete with elaborate backstories) and designed intricate cities from recyclable materials.

As students made art, volunteers asked lots of questions—What kind of fruit grows on that tree? How does it taste? Could you use it in pancakes? This one-on-one engagement helps students delve deeper into the worlds they're creating, and gives them an opportunity to practice their oral language skills.

Earlier this morning, students and volunteers wrapped up the Word Lab experience by printing a portfolio of their work on marbled paper—which they crafted themselves!

Photos here (and many more to come).

Intern With Us!

July 15th—

Looking for an immersive, hands-on experience in the nonprofit world? 826CHI's passionate and talented interns work directly with our students, plan important fundraising events, write grant proposals, support our traditional and digital communications, and even more.

Our Fall deadline is this Friday, July 18, at 5pm. To read more and apply, please click here.

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