Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Voices

New Voices: It’s (Partially) Rocket Science

Earlier this month the students and staff of the Echo Park branch of 826LA, a nonprofit literacy and tutoring center, gathered to celebrate the publication of a book written and illustrated by students who attended a series of summer workshops on writing, science, engineering and technology.  ... Read More »

New Voices: In The Shadows of Our Thoughts

A group of students attended an intensive five-day writing workshop in Echo Park last summer called Words, Spoken, which in part explores how writers can  “harness personal histories, our identities, and voices,” said Marisa Urrutia Gedney of 826LA, the Echo Park literacy and tutoring center that ... Read More »

New Voices: Gardens that nurture growth and change

This spring found the 10th grade students in Mary Hayes’ English Language Skills class at Roosevelt High writing chapters for their version of Seedfolks, a novel that describes how a garden transforms lives and an inner-city neighborhood. Working with the 826LA literacy and tutoring center, the ... Read More »