826 Dallas Project

A nonprofit organization

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$7,000 Goal

826 National is the largest network of youth writing and publishing centers in the country with the goal of encouraging students to explore endless possibilities through the power of writing. An extension of the 826 National network is the 826 Dallas Project is the local champion for the future generation of writers and seeks to empower students, transform lives, and strengthen communities. The 826 Dallas Project is building a community of support to ensure that Dallas youth are able to access the power and the joy of writing. Currently, 826 Dallas has four programs in place at West Dallas schools and has partnered with three DISD high schools in southern Dallas that allow educators, students, and local organizations to collaborate and grow: Writer’s Room, Young Authors Book Project, 826 Digital platform, and the College Writing Workshop. 826 National and 826 Dallas Project exist to motivate, empower, and uplift youth in the community to use their voice and share their stories with the world.

  • The Writers’ Room program will catalyze a culture of creativity and writing by working with teachers to co-design curricula and create space for students. 
  • The Young Author Book project collaborates with a local high school teacher to involve students in producing, designing, and publishing a professional-quality publication. 
  • Our online platform, 826 Digital, is intended to amplify the voices of young authors in Dallas and provides access to lessons, activities, and educational resources. 
  • The College Writing Workshop is an opportunity for youth to kick-start, fine-tune, and polish their personal statements.


Mission

826 Dallas Project is building a community of support to ensure that Dallas youth are able to access the power and joy of writing. 826 National is the largest network of youth writing and publishing centers in the country with the goal of encouraging students to explore endless possibilities through the power of writing. An extension of the 826 National network, the 826 Dallas Project is the local champion for future generations of writers and seeks to empower students, transform lives, and strengthen communities. The 826 National network and 826 Dallas Project exist to motivate, empower, and uplift youth in the Dallas community to use their voice and share their stories with the world.

Equity Statement

As an organization committed to encouraging youth in their creative expression, personal growth, and academic success, 826 National and its chapters recognize the importance of diversity at all levels and in all aspects of our work. In order for us to serve students in a manner that is respectful, culturally sensitive, and effective, we must collectively and intentionally invest in building a diverse and inclusive organization where all are safe and welcomed. 826 National prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status, English fluency, parental status, citizenship, military service, or disability of any person employed by or seeking employment with the UNT Dallas Foundation. The UNT Dallas Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

826 Dallas Project

Causes

Arts, Culture & Humanities, Youth & Children, Education - K-12

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Dallas

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American, Other

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair

Address

7300 UNIVERSITY HILLS BLVD
DALLAS, TX 75241