826 LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting student ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

The majority of the population is Spanish speaking

 

 

Main phone number: 
(213) 413-3388
Location(s): 
1714 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90026
County: 
Los Angeles County
Maximum number of students your site can accept at any given time: 
10 students
Briefly describe any ongoing needs or special projects with which students can assist agency staff: 

Our regular programs consist of After-School Tutoring, In-School Writing sessions, Storytelling projects during the week, and Writing workshops on the weekends.

We also have a lot of need for designers familiar with Adobe Creative Suite applications (InDesign especially)

Special site instructions: 

 

"Becoming a Volunteer

826LA presents Volunteering 101, a single, comprehensive, 2-hour orientation/training session, the big first step to getting started with us.....

After Volunteering 101, we'll run your background check, and once everything is clear, you'll receive a welcome email and a link to our Projects Calendar, where all 826LA volunteers can find upcoming projects and let us know they'll be coming. Then, you can start volunteering!

Training and orientation information: 

During Volunteering 101 you'll get information about the history and mission of 826LA, hear about the different aspects of our programming, watch a fun and informative tutor training video, receive our tutor handbook, get registered as a volunteer, and of course be able to ask us any and every question you might have about 826LA, tutoring, working with students, and the space-time continuum.

Site special requirements: 
 
How many people does your organization serve?: 
100
What languages would you like students to speak other than English?: 
By percentage, what is the demographic of the population you serve?: 
What is the minimum number of hours you would require of a student in service per term: 
20