By Ann Maloney, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on May 20, 2017 at 8:22 AM, updated May 20, 2017 at 4:08 PM
Imagine you're 10 years old and you open a book to see your name and your own writing in print. That's an experience that many of the 3,500 children who have passed through Big Class, a literacy and writing program, have had.
Now, Big Class wants to double the size of its program, create a new brick-and-mortar New Orleans' Writers Center in the 7th Ward and morph into a chapter of 826 National, a network of organizations founded by author Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari.