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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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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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