826LA

826LA

826LA 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 our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
Social injustices

Social injustices

"Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it." - Maya Angelou This quote makes me think that, up to a certain point, we have rights and freedom, but when it comes to a serious situation,...

Stood up for what’s right, never left out

Stood up for what’s right, never left out

"Mendez v. Westminster" was about Latinos forbidden to enter a white school. They weren’t allowed to go to their schools because they were different, and the whites didn’t like the way Latinos looked. When I first heard about it, it reminded me so much of a time when...

Social injustices

That one time at Porto’s

Last November, my friends and I decided to go to Beverly Hills just to have fun. There were ten of us, all Mexican except for one non-hispanic white girl. She was my friend’s friend. I didn’t know her, but from the beginning I felt like she wasn’t really fitting in...

Stood up for what’s right, never left out

The picture that brings people together

I wonder why people are separated by language, culture and background. In some cities, there will be a higher percentage of one race than another. My neighborhood is mostly Latino. Looking around, I notice that people tend to stay true to their heritage. They display...

Stood up for what’s right, never left out

Finding the good in me

I was known as a troublemaker. I was irresponsible and didn't care about anything or anybody but myself. I just wanted to be around my friends all the time and gave my teachers a hard time. I moved about three times to different high schools, so I got used to seeing...