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 six deserving students attend college.
826 VALENCIA is a non-profit dedicated to supporting students age 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. The center includes a writing lab, a street-front retail pirate store, and satellite Writers’ Rooms at Everett and James Lick middle schools. 826 offers after-school tutoring, bookmaking, field trips, creative writing workshops, in-school tutoring, college essay help, and assistance for English language learners. There are now seven 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 college-bound Bay Area students.