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Strength In Numbers

July 15th—

This year, with your help, we showed the students and families of Chicago that there is strength in numbers.

2,385 Books published
95 Field Trips
10 In-School Partnerships
437 Active volunteers
137 After-School Tutoring & Writing sessions
37 Workshosp
43 Interns

To read more about the fantastic fiscal year that was, please click here. To renew your support of 826CHI's programs for another year, click here.

826CHI Rummage Sale

June 30th—

Before we move down the street to 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave., we have nearly a decade's worth of stuff to purge from our current digs. Over the weekend of July 12th (both Saturday and Sunday), mosey over to 826CHI and pick through our glitterized relics, vintage school desks, curriculum books, butterfly-shaped lamps, and whatever other earthly gems we drag out of our basement.

If you wish to contribute your own items to the sale, you can drop things off during regular business hours Monday, July 7th through Wednesday, July 9th—and until 9pm on Thursday, July 10th.

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Dave Eggers’ Speech at WACAC

June 28th—

From our co-founder Dave Eggers' speech at the Western Association for College Admission Counseling's annual conference:

"If we’re going to level the playing field for low-income students and make college truly democratically accessible, it’s going to take a latticework of compassionate individuals like yourselves, working together, shoulder to shoulder, human to human."

Read more about the wonderful human-to-human work ScholarMatch does to help youth achieve their college goals:

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826CHI Forward Update: Gensler Field Trip

June 12th—

826CHI staff and board members field tripped to Gensler's offices in the Loop for the reveal of our new home's preliminary plans.

They presented us with a beautiful portfolio—appropriately in the form of a chapbook—full of concepts for our new home, and walked us through the ins and outs of different options for our space.

It was exceptionally thrilling to see our hopes and dreams begin to come to life through the vision of this talented group of designers!

Click here to see the photos and read more!

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Pre-Order Our 2014 Young Authors’ Book Project

May 28th—

Even a Lion Can Get Lost in the Jungle, a collection of narrative journalism from 7th and 8th grade students at Havard School of Excellence, is available for pre-order in The Boring Store's webquarters. This book will be realeased on the morning of Saturday, June 7th, at Printers Row Lit Fest. Find out more >>

Even a Lion features a foreword by Audrey Petty (editor of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing) and was designed by Thomas Quinn of Blank Is The New Black.

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