826 Seattle

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826 Seattle is a nonprofit organization located in Seattle, Washington dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. It is a regional chapter of the 826 National organization, founded by authors Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. Services are structured around the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company, a novelty store managed by 826 Seattle, which is located behind the store.

826 Seattle's headquarters is located in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. The organization manages a retail store at the location called the "Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company", which sells space-themed novelties and toys; the store's revenues benefit the organization.

In 2011 First Lady Michelle Obama presented 826 Seattle with one of 12 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, part of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.[1]

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  1. ^ 2011 Awardees; 826 Seattle, National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards 

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Coordinates: 47°41′24″N 122°21′19″W / 47.690071°N 122.35515°W / 47.690071; -122.35515