Five years ago, author Dave Eggers created 826 Valencia, the mostly youth-oriented nonprofit writing lab and tutoring center located in a storefront in the Mission, and God saw that it was good. The storefront, decorated with a mural by cartoonist Chris Ware, drew usually laconic twenty- and thirtysomethings in to volunteer their time helping kids ages 6-18 write, do homework, learn English, and nourish a budding pirate fetishism. Children frolicked after school, publishing books, purchasing eyepatches. And so God smiled down on 826 Valencia and said, "Let there be a day dedicated to this unusual endeavor." He waved his hand over a Nikki... More >>>