826CHI 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.
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Our carrier pigeons are hard at work as we pack up and head south to our new home at 1276 N. Milwaukee. That’s right, The Boring Store and 826CHI are officially closed until 8/26. See you then!

Our carrier pigeons are hard at work as we pack up and head south to our new home at 1276 N. Milwaukee. 

That’s right, The Boring Store and 826CHI are officially closed until 8/26. See you then!

HELP KICKSTART THE NEW SPY SUPPLY »
As the nation’s leading espionagical conservatory, The Boring Store needs to make sure its facilities are in tip-top shape for our Jr. Agents come August! 
Back our campaign to build usable field-simulators, including pneumatic tubes, timed latch practice, and the revival of Britain’s astute supercomputer, C.E.C.I.L.! 

HELP KICKSTART THE NEW SPY SUPPLY »

As the nation’s leading espionagical conservatory, The Boring Store needs to make sure its facilities are in tip-top shape for our Jr. Agents come August! 

Back our campaign to build usable field-simulators, including pneumatic tubes, timed latch practice, and the revival of Britain’s astute supercomputer, C.E.C.I.L.! 

For our seventh installation of Read This Poem Suzanne Buffam selects an excerpt from David Trinidad’s Hack Hack Sweet Has-Been, a sprawling pantoum detailing the on-and-off-screen turmoil behind What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Our newest publication, Even A Lion Can Get Lost in the Jungle, signed by student author Cameron Cole (AKA Cheeze) 

Our newest publication, Even A Lion Can Get Lost in the Jungle, signed by student author Cameron Cole (AKA Cheeze) 

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The first in a series of videos starring 826CHI’s student authors acting out their own stories (!!) 

This project has been a year in-the-making over at our humble nonprofit, and the outcome is absolutely stunning

HELP KICKSTART THE NEW SPY SUPPLY »
Back us in outfitting a fully-interactive spy supply in our soon-to-be new home at 1276 N. Milwaukee. The campaign officially starts today and we’re hoping to crack $2.5K by midnight. 

HELP KICKSTART THE NEW SPY SUPPLY »

Back us in outfitting a fully-interactive spy supply in our soon-to-be new home at 1276 N. Milwaukee. The campaign officially starts today and we’re hoping to crack $2.5K by midnight. 


But if you don’t like dinner,then don’t read this.

But if you don’t like dinner,
then don’t read this.

From our Fourth Compendium, officially out this fall

From our Fourth Compendium, officially out this fall


INSTRUCTIONS: Prop up or frame in a very visible area of your workspace. Employ as needed. FOR BEST RESULTS: Use when you are feeling hopeful or gullible.

INSTRUCTIONS: Prop up or frame in a very visible area of your workspace. Employ as needed. FOR BEST RESULTS: Use when you are feeling hopeful or gullible.

(Source: 28cents)


"If I were mayor, I would give cupcakes to the USA." 

"If I were mayor, I would give cupcakes to the USA." 


"If you put time and energy into these young women, they will be successful. They just need the support."

Kayla W. reads her piece “One Mom at a Time,” featuring Larkia Wilson from Illinois Action for Children. A new story of social change in Englewood from our latest collection of narrative Journalism, Even a Lion Can Get Lost in the Jungle.

"If you put time and energy into these young women, they will be successful. They just need the support."

Kayla W. reads her piece “One Mom at a Time,” featuring Larkia Wilson from Illinois Action for Children. A new story of social change in Englewood from our latest collection of narrative Journalism, Even a Lion Can Get Lost in the Jungle.

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We come for all your C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E

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We come for all your C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E

Be it negotiations with Admiral Moody or preparation for our next title, it’s no doubt our students keep this place running. 

But with 40 young operatives sifting in a—Oh dear! He’s spotted us. SIGNING OFF. ‘Til next time!