Shannon Doronio

826 LA

Grant Awarded: $15,000

826LA is part of 826 National, a network of non-profit tutoring, writing and publishing centers for students ages 6-18.

Located in Echo Park, 826LA partners with more than 20 schools throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. More than 2,300 volunteer tutors help students develop their creative and expository writing skills and assist English-language learners. Publication is central to encouraging students to write, revise and edit their work. The annual Young Authors’ Book Project showcases their original writing in a professionally designed book. This grant underwrites the 200-page anthology of student work, with Shannon Losorelli overseeing design and production.