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Window Signage!

March 18th—

Our shiny windows now have beautiful vinyl signage, thanks to Thomas Quinn of Blank Is The New Black and Custom Sign Consultants Inc.

Stop by The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. (now that you can tell which store it is) and say hello!

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Thank You, Peet’s!

March 14th—

Many thanks to Peet’s Coffee & Tea for their continued support of 826CHI programs, and for the mountains of coffee to sustain our staff, volunteers, and visitors.
Here’s what our students had to say >>

-"Peet's coffee gives people the power to run fast. Alfred Peet wanted people to walk faster so they can get to work earlier." -Jasmine B.

-"I love it & it's kind of weird...your coffee gives me the ability to know what other people are thinking in their mind.” -Yesenia M.

-“It tastes like unicorn’s horns.” -Yureli F.

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Voice of Witness at 826CHI

March 11th—

The Voice of Witness Education Program will be hosting an informal gathering at 826CHI next Monday, March 16, at 6:30pm. This organization uses oral history to illuminate contemporary human rights crises in the U.S. and around the world. We’ll be discussing storytelling, teaching social justice, and more. Free and open to the public. RSVP here >>

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Thank You, Dyson!

March 9th—

Thanks to a generous donation from Dyson, 826CHI has been outfitted with brand new, state-of-the-art Airblade hand dryers. Our students took some time to write letters of gratitude to the Dyson team >>

-“Dear Dyson (Co. or whatever you are), Thanks for helping us kids get the education we need from 826! Without a bathroom (sorry, 2 bathrooms) we wouldn’t be able to get tutored!” -Eric S.

-“Thank you!! Your dryers are stupendous (and tremendously powerful).” -Agent Cahoots

-“Your dryers were scary at first but then they became awesome!” -Secret Agent Marshmallow

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Stem to Story Release

March 2nd—

On February 26, 826 National and Time Warner Cable celebrated the release of STEM to Story—a project three years in the making—at the Museum of Math in NYC. The book, which will help bridge the gap between STEM and the arts for thousands of students nationwide, is being incredibly well received and the buzz is building. Even Chelsea Clinton gave a shout-out! Watch it here >>

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