22 May 2009

Visit to 826 Valencia

Today I visted 826 Valencia to learn more about their volunteer program. For those who don't know, 826 Valencia is a writing and after school tutoring program founded by SF man of letters, Dave Eggers.

It is a cool space. I learned that because the address is zoned as a retail-only location, the front of the center was turned into a retail shop. They have all kinds of quirky cool pirate gear and other assorted goofiness, which makes the place only more lovable. Past that, you'll see huge stacks of great books for kids of all ages in a great facility that the staff and volunteers seem very proud of.

The volunteer meeting ran about ninety minutes and covered all of the different types of projects they have: book making, field trips, drop in tutoriong, on site tutoring, fundraising, parties... It's a vibrant and creative place to help kids who might be struggling with their literacy skills or just need people to support their creative ventures.

I can't wait to get started!

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