Youth Literacy Nonprofit 826 Valencia Expands into Tenderloin

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826 Valencia is expanding.

The Mission district-based literacy nonprofit, which has promoted creative writing in students ages 6 to 18 for the past 13 years, secured a 15-year lease in the Tenderloin, the organization announced on Friday.

The Tenderloin is San Francisco’s most densely populated neighborhood. It has a median household income of $23,804 and no social service programs that focus on writing.

The organization hopes to open the Tenderloin branch in January 2016.

“Any support to our community and our schools is very welcome,” Kevin Etter, behavior support coach at Tenderloin Elementary School, says.

Read the full article on KQED here.

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