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What are we up to around 826michigan? A lot! From Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair updates to program closures to news and views from our students and volunteers, our blog chronicles it all.

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ThursdayMarch 2015

Welcome to 826michigan’s tenth anniversary! In 2015, we’re celebrating ten years of 826michigan by highlighting ten people who have significantly shaped our organization since 826michigan opened its doors in 2005.  Follow along with former 826michigan Communications Coordinator Amy Wilson this year as she explores how the contributions of many individuals have contributed…

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WednesdayMarch 2015

“I’ll be cold for you.” These five words effectively sum up the amount of dedication and eagerness to help that our Volunteer of the Month, Cat Batsios, offers to the Detroit team. When it was uncertain if there would be enough support during a volunteer orientation session on a treacherously…

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ThursdayFebruary 2015

Each month, we feature EIGHT new pieces of student writing on the TWENTY-SIXTH of the month. (Get it?) This month, we are delighted to feature student work from our In-school Program, specifically highlighting the writing club at Adams STEM Academy in Ypsilanti. Joel Valle, Age 10 “The Talent Show” Talent Show…

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ThursdayFebruary 2015

  Throughout the years leading to our tenth anniversary, a number of phenomenal community partners have aided us in our mission to support students ages 6 to 18 in developing their creative and expository writing skills and helping teachers inspire their students to write. Two offices at Eastern Michigan University–the Office…

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WednesdayFebruary 2015

Recently, we at 826michigan were contacted about an opportunity to collaborate with the one and only Kid President, the force behind a treasure trove of touching, thought-provoking, star-studded videos and blog posts that promote the imagination and value the voices of young people. ​To celebrate the launch of Kid President’s…

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WednesdayFebruary 2015

  While a lot of 826 volunteers participate in many different programs, it seems that most have a favorite program, that is near and dear to their hearts. I think it is safe to say that Abby Ruehlmann, February 2015′s Volunteer of the Month, has found her favorite program at…

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WednesdayFebruary 2015

Welcome to 826michigan’s tenth anniversary! In 2015, we’re celebrating ten years of 826michigan by highlighting ten people who have significantly shaped our organization since 826michigan opened its doors in 2005.  Follow along with former 826michigan Communications Coordinator Amy Wilson this year as she explores how the contributions of many individuals…

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MondayJanuary 2015

Each month, we feature EIGHT new pieces of student writing on the TWENTY-SIXTH of the month. (Get it?) This month, we are delighted to feature student work from The Circuit, our new electronic journal of writing from our Workshops Program. You can check out The Circuit here, and please browse…

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FridayJanuary 2015

Twice a week on Wednesday and Friday mornings, classes of first through sixth grade students visit 826michigan (located inside Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair) for a two-hour writing seminar field trip. The field trips range in topic from Choose Your Own Adventure-style stories, to mystery writing (and solving!), to board…

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FridayJanuary 2015

Jesse Meria is an invaluable part of the 826michigan community. As an 826michigan parent, he trusts us with his children several days per week, as they participate in our tutoring and writing programs. He is also incredibly supportive of our mission and acts as an unofficial 826 ambassador, constantly encouraging…

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