About 826CHI & The Boring Store


826CHI is a nonprofit creative writing & tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. We offer a wide range of programs, each of which are challenging, enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently—and in his or her individual voice.


826CHI shares its space with The Boring Store, Chicago’s only undercover secret agent supply store. The Boring Store outfits its spy-entele with the latest and greatest in espionagical wares. Visit us in Wicker Park and pick up a fresh grappling hook, carrier pigeon, or weather-resistant notebook. Among envelope X-ray spray and hollowed-out cans of shaving cream, we also sell books filled with our students' writing. All funds raised through the store go to support 826CHI’s free programming.


To learn more about our programs, to apply to volunteer, or to see what we've been up to lately, visit our web site: www.826chi.org