826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.

About the speaker

Joel Arquillos is executive director of 826LA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Prior to relocating to Los Angeles, Arquillos worked alongside 826 cofounders Dave Eggers and Nínive Calegari as director of national programs. From 1998 to 2006, he taught social studies and was a media director in the San Francisco Unified School District at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology.

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    Jonsetzen

    I was thrilled and honored to have Joel speak at LA/CM. 826LA is a great organization and they set the bar high for creative non-profits.

    Jon Setzen • September 6, 2013