Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe
A Made-in-Oakland Writing Center (and Magical Bureaucracy)
Chapter 510 provides free in-school tutoring, creative writing workshops, and publishing opportunities for K-12 students in Oakland.
We share a vision for Oakland as a place where our youth and their perspectives are visible and our teachers are honored and supported.
We've been working in schools since 2013, and are now in the process of building Oakland's very first writing center for youth at 2301 Telegraph Avenue
Chapter 510 aspires to the 826 model and is officially participating in the 826 National chapter development process!
Like the other seven chapters of 826 National*, we are a volunteer-powered organization that recognizes young people’s ability to communicate powerfully through words and print.
This fall and spring we will launch more free programming at our center, including after-school tutoring and writing workshops, Saturday drop-in writing labs, and fieldtrip opportunities for OUSD educators.
The Dept. of Make Believe
The Dept. of Make Believe is Chapter 510's interactive magical bureaucracy (and retail store) located here at 2301 Telegraph.
Bureaucratic services include Permits to Make Believe, Licenses to Dream, Creative Manifestation Filing, Dehydrated Courage, procrastination supplies, and high fives.
Come visit us on Saturdays from 11am - 5pm or during our First Friday open houses from 5pm - 9pm.
As a separate 501(c)3 working to bring 826 National network programming to Oakland, Chapter 510 is not directly affiliated with 826 Valencia and its operations.