Studs Terkel, Nelson Algren, Saul Bellow—Chicago is a city of undeniable writing talent and 826CHI is on a mission to find the next great crop. Started by author Dave Eggers, 826CHI “is dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.” Volunteers are always needed to help run the after-school programs and assist in administrative tasks. And with such entertaining fundraisers as the moustache-a-thon, you know this volunteer opportunity would never be boring.
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Best of Chicago 2008