Every month we honor an 826CHI volunteer who has gone above the beyond and beyond the above in their dedication to our organization. Read about this month’s Spy of the Month below.
CUSTOMERS: Though you can find this agent "at the snack table," you'll also frequently see him behind the counter at the Secret Agent Supply Co.
COLD, COLD WINTERS: Admirably, Agent At the Snack Table sees endless beauty and joy in Chicago's winters, from the layers of coats to holiday gift wrap.
CHICAGO DONUT SHOPS: When he's not working undercover, this secret agent has another mission: scoping out the best donut shops in the city.
We have so many talented and enthusiastic writers every day at 826CHI and every month we highlight just one from any of our programs. Read about the current Writer of the Month below.
ARTIST: Agent Bubbles is a talented artist. She loves to draw and wants to be a street artists one day (but not the illegal kind).
ANIMALS: This secret agent loves to draw all animals, but her favorite, hands-down, is Narwals.
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE: Her favorite thing about writing? You can write anything you want!
Alliances are essential to any secret agent’s success. That’s why we honor people and organizations as allies we can trust to make a gift, offer pro-bono services, or otherwise support our students. Read about a current alliance below.
Ace Hotel Chicago lives in a stoic, industrial building in the West Loop, once home to an Italian-American cheesemaking company. A monument to the city itself, Ace Chicago is honored to throw down roots in the Most Forward-Thinking City there is and to work alongside organizations who have long championed their communities.
Partnerships are central to our mission and 826CHI proudly collaborates with organizations serving youth across Chicago. Learn about the impact of a partner for which we are especially grateful.
East Village Youth Program (EVYP) prepares Chicago youth to become first-generation college graduates. Through comprehensive programming including academic advancement, risk prevention, socio-emotional skills development, financial literacy and outreach, EVYP provides students with the tools they need to become successful young adults.