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A Semester with 826CHI

A Semester with 826 Chicago chronicles my weekly volunteer adventures with a local non-profit literacy and tutoring center.

Meet Alaina Buzas

Alaina Buzas is the digital content editor for Chicago Parent. She was raised to believe giving back to your community should be a part of your weekly routine.

About this blog

A Semester with 826CHI chronicles my weekly volunteer adventures with a local non-profit literacy and tutoring center.

826 Chicago is the local chapter of 826 National. They work with students ages 6 to 18 on creative writing skills and help teachers inspire their students to write.

Over the course of semester, I'll be working with them on a number of projects including in-school tutoring, after-school tutoring, field-trips and more. My hope is that through this process I can better understand and connect with our community, specifically when it comes to the education of the children of Chicago. My goal with this blog is to make it a learning process for all of us.

To learn more about 826 Chicago, visit their website or stop into The Boring Store.

Week 11: Try and try again


Posted Apr 22, 2013 4:26 PM

Google Docs is changing my life. Also, you probably want to know about Promic-Con!
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Week 7: Learning about teenage pregnancy in Chicago


Posted Mar 12, 2013 4:15 PM

Teaching, and learning, that the power of the personal anecdote hits like written statistics never will.
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Weeks 4 and 5: Working together


Posted Feb 19, 2013 4:46 PM

What a surprise, outlines and group work really do help cultivate ideas.
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Week 3: Don't believe everything you read on the Internet


Posted Feb 5, 2013 5:42 PM

This week students fill out their Research-O-Matic sheets and learn the true dangers of Wikipedia.
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Week 2: Here's the pitch


Posted Jan 23, 2013 3:31 PM

Man versus wild, awkwardness on the CTA and just what do teachers do after school?
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Starting a semester with 826 Chicago


Posted Jan 15, 2013 5:30 PM

Introducing A Semester With 826CHI, a blog about adventures in tutoring.
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