Press

826michigan has press materials available for download: 826michigan Press Kit. For media inquiries, please contact Executive Director, Amanda Uhle: amanda@826michigan.org.

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TuesdayJune 2015

Press ReleaseKnightArtsChallengeDetroit-2015newsrelease

We are absolutely thrilled to be one of seventy FINALISTS in the Knight Arts Challenge Detroit! We’re all about fostering a love of writing in youth at a pretend “robot factory” where Detroit students help humanize the bots by creating stories for them to tell. 

Learn more about this exciting opportunity and the many other innovative ideas submitted to benefit Detroit at www.knightfoundation.org

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FridayJune 2015

Last September, students from Huron High School struck out on a most noble and arduous literary adventure-—composing the bedtime stories that they wish they had read when they were younger. Coupled with first-hand research of some of the world’s most beloved children’s books and first- and second-grade friends from Mitchell…

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WednesdayFebruary 2015

Michigan Radio featured our in-school writing club at Ypsilanti’s Adams STEM Academy on State of Opportunity and All Things Considered. Students are often led by Maggie Gibbons and Pat Gold, both committed and long-time volunteers. Operating for two-hour sessions, two-days per week, The Adams Writing Club has served well over 100 students in…

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FridayDecember 2014

There are few words to express our sincere excitement and delight at this tremendous endorsement of Where Is It Coming From? from the New York Times. CLICK HERE to read the review, or click the link to read a printable .pdf version: Dave Eggers Illustrates …Schoolers – NYTimes.com. Where Is It…

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FridayDecember 2014

Dave Eggers talks about his career trajectory, plans for the expansion of 826, and Where Is It Coming From? written by students at The Boggs School in Detroit in the Wall Street Journal. CLICK HERE to read the review, or click the link to read a printable .pdf version: Dave Eggers, Unplugged…

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WednesdayNovember 2014

“This picture book is 12 chapters and 96 pages of awesome… written by several big, creative, amazing, hard-working, and inspired writers that you haven’t heard of until now — because they’re in elementary school.” -Picture Book Review- What an amazing review of Where Is It Coming From?, 826michigan’s first major publication…

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WednesdayNovember 2014

In this warm shout-out to 826michigan in the Knight Arts Blog, a program of the Knight Foundation, viewers get a brief excerpt of 826 National co-founder Dave Eggers’ keynote address at the 2014 Van Dusen Leadership Forum and a peek our latest publication, Where Is It Coming From? The book…

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WednesdayNovember 2014

Just in time for Sweater Weather and the release of our latest publication, Where Is It Coming From?, 826 National co-founder Dave Eggers answered a few questions by the Detroit Free Press regarding  “Buccaneers, Robots, Yetis and Other Agents of Social Change,” the subject of his talk for the November 2014…

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WednesdayNovember 2014

In November 2014, 826 National co-founder Dave Eggers spent a few moments with Model D to preview his keynote address at the Van Dusen Leadership Forum at Wayne State, discuss the wide-reaching impact of 826 centers across the nation, and highlight Where Is It Coming From?, 826michigan’s first major publication…

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FridayJune 2014

826michigan’s latest publication, Enjoy! Recipes for Building Community, was featured in a piece for Michigan Radio with Jennifer White. In the piece, Jennifer talks to Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s, Ypsilanti Community High School teacher Liz Sirman, and Enjoy! student contributor Lucy Centeno about how food connects us to both our cultural history and…

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