White-Background-worldnews1This 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


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About Amelia Levin-Sheffield

Amelia is a junior at Lick-Wilmerding High School and writes for the student newspaper, The Paper Tiger. She also manages the Style section and is one of three co-managing editors of the on-line LWHS community news source, Hyphen. Amelia is a voracious reader and started writing in second grade after getting a flash of inspiration from a gnome sighting in the hollow of a tree in her backyard.

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