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ThursdayFebruary 2014

Kate Wells at Michigan Radio wrote up an article about the current state of arts education, featuring 826michigan’s field trip program. Here’s a great segment about why 826michigan’s exciting and interactive field trips are so beneficial to our students:

“Their teacher, Cathy Winters, says the kids who never talk in class get so into this kind of arts lesson.

‘It gives you chills to hear those kids talk like that. I have a new student who just started today and he’s already raising his hand and getting into it.’”

Check out the full article here.

TuesdayFebruary 2014

Jesse Dylan wrote up an awesome blog post on the Huffington Post’s Education section about the importance of teachers and mentors. After a recent visit to 826LA, Jesse was “struck by the wonderment and excitement among the children that was certainly fostered by the whimsical environs.” But behind the magic…

FridayJanuary 2014

Courtney Randolph, 826michigan’s Program Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for Detroit, was recently featured as a guest blogger over on metromode. In the post, Courtney shares a number of ways Metro Detroiters can volunteer for some great organizations across Southeast Michigan – and all with her signature sense of humor we…

MondayJanuary 2014

826michigan was featured by the Ginsberg Center at the University of Michigan. Click for more information about the article, as well as an update on programs for today, Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

WednesdayJanuary 2014

The James and Grace Lee Boggs School, a charter school on Detroit’s east side that opened last September, was featured this week on NPR’s State of Opportunity. The piece focuses on third-grader Christopher Gaston, one of the school’s most involved, motivated students. Christopher is an excellent example of the Boggs…

FridayJanuary 2014

It’s been a week since we rocked out the end of 2013 and we’re still buzzing with leftover excitement from Mittenfest VIII! Mittenfest is 826michigan’s annual year-end, five-day musical fundraising extravaganza. And what an extravaganza it was – the festival raised a record-breaking $27,011! From the start 2013 was shaping…

WednesdayJanuary 2014

Executive Director Amanda Uhle was recently interviewed by the folks at office supply store and supporter of education, Chalkfly. The interview focuses on 826michigan’s mission here in Southeast Michigan and how (and why) our students really benefit from the style of the programs we offer. Check out this great response…

TuesdayDecember 2013

Check out this article in the news section of the University of Michigan’s Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences page about The Moons Were Jealous, a collaborative effort between 826michigan students and former doctoral students Daniel Gershman and Kristen Mihalka. The book, a practical guide to our solar system, features nine separate…

TuesdayDecember 2013

Jeff Milo over at Current Magazine wrote up an in-depth feature on Mittenfest. Now in its eighth year, Mittenfest will once again bring dozens of amazing local bands to Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti for five exciting days of music and merriment. Join us December 27-31 for a musical extravaganza you’ll be…

MondayNovember 2013

If you were unable to attend the Ann Arbor SOUP dinner, the Michigan Daily posted an article detailing the events of the night. Ann Arbor SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating creative projects in Ann Arbor. We were honored to be chosen as one of four groups presenting a project idea to people from…

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