About 826CHI

826CHI (pronounced “8-2-6-Chicago”) is a non-profit creative writing, tutoring, and publishing center dedicated to amplifying the voices of Chicago youth. They support students ages 6 to 18 with creative and expository writing skills and help teachers inspire their students to write.


826CHI’s programs connect students to caring volunteers throughout the school day, after school, on the weekends, and in the summer. Learn more here.

The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. is the storefront of 826CHI that invites community members to learn about their work. With student-authored publications stocked on its shelves alongside bestselling authors and spy-themed wares, every purchase here supports 826CHI’s tuition-free programs. Volunteerdonate, or visit the store to support 826CHI students.


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