This semester the Hyphen is publishing a series of articles written by Hyphen co-editor Amelia Levin-Sheffield featuring City Arts and Lectures and 826 Valencia to highlight how people and organizations include public purpose endeavors in their personal and work lives.
“On Arts”: A Public Purpose Program
Each fall, the San Francisco non-profit organization City Arts and Lectures produces, in addition to other events, a unique public purpose program,“On Arts,” to raise money for another esteemed San Francisco non-profit, 826 Valencia and its College and Career Readiness program that awards six scholarships annually to deserving college-bound Bay Area students.
The “On Arts” series, held at the Norse Theater, runs from September to December and features conversations with writers, artists, comedians, actors and others. For the full lineup of On Arts speakers click here.
Articles in the Series, newest first
Jewelea Rivas 11/15/15
Jewelea Rivas, winner of the Taylor Renfrew Ingham Memorial Scholarship in 2010 discusses organizations such as 826 Valencia and how they shaped her life
Jesse Eisenberg, 11/12/15
The actor and author of the recently published Bream Gives Me Hiccups talks about his involvement with Farm Sanctuary and Middle Way House
Sarah Vowell and Daniel Handler, 10/26/15
Two writers on their involvement with 826NYC and 826 Valencia, and youth causes
Miranda July, Sheila Heti and Thao Nguyen, 9/17/5
Three artists in conversation about their work with Public Purpose Programs and Education
Lauren Hall and Christina Perry, 2/10/16
The former and current directors of the 826 college scholarship program