Press

826michigan has press materials available for download: 826michigan Press Kit. For media inquiries, please contact Courtney Randolph, Communications Coordinator: courtney@826michigan.org.

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WednesdayJanuary 2016

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The Detroit Robot Factory is gearing up to make it’s grand opening this year. 826michigan is honored to be able to expand services to a greater number of students in Detroit and appreciates the opportunity to share this story from State of Opportunity that reveals a bit more about what we do. 

Click here: Detroit Kids to get Robots and Creative Writing too.

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WednesdayJanuary 2016

Thanks to the generous support of the Knight Foundation in the form of a Knight Arts Challenge Grant, 826michigan is just a few short months from opening the doors of the Detroit Robot Factory to students for all things creative writing. This February, in anticipation of the Detroit Robot Factory’s…

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TuesdayJanuary 2016

In January 2016, writers from the Washtenaw Voice—-the student voice of Washtenaw Community College–visited 826michigan to learn more about what we do and connect other students to local volunteer opportunities. The resulting story is what they found. Click here to read: Downtown Ann Arbor Writing Center Collaborates with Community.

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TuesdayJune 2015

Press Release: KnightArtsChallengeDetroit-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…

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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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