Too Cool For School: Eggers' Tutoring Outfit Comes to Chicago

As faithful readers know, I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to Dave Eggers' cooler-than-cool volunteer tutoring project: When Celebrities Attack. (Truth be told, I'm a bit of a skeptic when it comes to do-gooders in general, but I'll save that for therapy.)

Eggers' 826 effort began in San Francisco, spread to New York, and has now come to Chicago.

This week, the Chicago Journal reports on the highly-anticipated opening: A clandestine open house for 826CHI

What you find out in the article is that (a) it's not really up and running yet, and (b) Ira Glass was there!

It's so cool. Now we've got a Fluevog shoe store, an American Apparel, a Coldstone Creamery, and a cool place to do some tutoring when Filter is too crowded.

To see the 826CHI site itself, go here.


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