"On Arts" Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

Each Fall, City Arts & Lectures presents “On Arts,” a series benefiting 826 Valencia College Scholarships. The events feature conversations with writers, artists, comedians, actors, and other cultural figures. Proceeds help deserving students attend college.

826 VALENCIA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 826 Valencia’s 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. 826 offers after-school tutoring, collaborative field trips, creative writing workshops, in-school tutoring, college essay help, and assistance for English language learners. The organization has two writing and tutoring centers in San Francisco, its namesake site in the Mission and – new in 2016 – a site in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, as well as satellite Writers’ Rooms at Mission High School, Everett Middle School, and Buena Vista Horace Mann School. Each center includes a writing lab, a street-front retail store that engages students and families from the first step inside the doors. There are six other 826 chapters across the country. This eight-event series benefits the 826 Valencia College and Career Readiness Program, which funds annual scholarships to six outstanding first generation college-bound, Bay Area students who have participated in 826 Valencia programming.

Jonathan Safran Foer

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

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