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. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. We encourage the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing for students, for teachers, and for communities. We equip students with the skills to write their own paths forward, undefined by circumstance. We support teachers as they explore new and exciting approaches to teaching writing and inspiring student engagement. We foster generations of creative writers and thinkers, who together will define a better future. 826CHI is very interested in engaging with like-minded organizations and working collaboratively. It is a pillar of our strategic plan, and necessary in our goal to reach more students across the city of Chicago.