826 Boston is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students 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 the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this understanding in mind, we provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.
All of our free programs seek to strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.
-Received the 2013 American Literacy Prize for its pioneering work to eradicate illiteracy in the United States
-Recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the best places in the city to volunteer
-Named "Best of the New" by The Boston Globe Magazine in the Diversions Category in 2008
-Voted one of the top 30 companies to work for by Good Magazine
-"Attendance Would Be 100%," written by students at the Margarita Muniz Academy, won a New England Book Circles Award in 2016.
|Products||826 Boston's programs are supported by all products sold in the Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute. The GBBRI is dedicated to the study & pursuit of cryptozoology and cryptids, from the Yeti and the Loch Ness, to the Chupacabra and the Mothman. Products of 826 Boston and other 826 chapters are sold in the store, including zines, chapbooks, comic books, quarterlies, and more.|