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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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Dave Eggers Was Here And We Think He Is Spectacular

May 21st—

We had a fantastic time during our co-founder's visit yesterday, May 20. Dave joined us for an In-School, doodled with our After-School Tutoring & Writing students, spent time chatting with volunteers and staff, signed books for the masses, and shared a dinner with some special guests. Thanks to everyone who joined the festivities, and to Dave for coming to see us! Until next time.

(You can view photos here.)

Dave Eggers at 826CHI TODAY

May 20th—

Lovers of books, 826Everywhere, and Dave Eggers—

Bring your favorite Eggers title (or purchase one in The Boring Store) to 826CHI TONIGHT, chat with Dave, and leave with his autograph.

6:30-7:30pm, free and open to the public. See you soon!

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