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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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TuesdayFebruary 2016

We are bursting with pride to be a 2015 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit grant winner and honor the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for their support of our students. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has been a tremendous partner in helping 826michigan complete our expansion…

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MondayFebruary 2016

It is pretty rare that someone becomes Volunteer of the Month at 826michigan before being here at least a year. Occasionally, though, someone comes on board and knocks our socks off immediately in a way that makes the whole staff take notice. (And feet our cold.) This month we would…

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TuesdayJanuary 2016

Each month, we feature EIGHT new pieces of student writing on the TWENTY-SIXTH of the month. (Get it?) This month, we are are featuring writing from our Adams Writers Workshops at  Adams STEM Academy in Ypsilanti. *Adams Writers Workshops* Ella Pittman, age 10 Adams Writers Workshop I was born on…

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WednesdayJanuary 2016

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. …

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TuesdayJanuary 2016

In your tenth anniversary year, you’ve just got to do something EXTRA special. For us, that means opening up a permanent new center in Detroit, (Detroit Robot Factory, anyone?) and celebrating our work in the city with a dinner in the dead-of-winter. Sweater Weather, meet Parka Weather! Trust us—-Parka Weather…

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WednesdayJanuary 2016

Art education and public engagement are the center of life in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. This becomes apparent in the “living canvas” that is MOCAD’s ever-changing facade and the tremendous public programs led by museum staff, local artists, and teens from the Detroit community. The Museum of Contemporary…

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WednesdayJanuary 2016

Mirella the Fantabulous In December of 2014, a warm Oakland breeze brought Mirella Villalpando into our lives. Mirella, a Cali native, was working toward her Dual Degree in Social Work and Public Health University of Michigan. Her social work focus was on community organizing and nonprofit management, and it was quickly…

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SaturdayDecember 2015

Each month, we feature EIGHT new pieces of student writing on the TWENTY-SIXTH of the month. (Get it?) This month, we are are featuring writing from our Detroit In-school Workshop Roadshows at the Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School in Detroit. *Detroit In-school Workshop Roadshows* Amour Lovelady, age 8 How…

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TuesdayDecember 2015

826michgan’s Tenth Anniversary Final Appeal www.826michigan.org/donate My dear friends, Nine years ago, I walked into 826michigan —- then in its earliest days. Like our office space and tutoring lab today, it was a little cluttered with homework pages, rough drafts of essays and short stories, laptop power cords, and cardboard…

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SundayDecember 2015

Tyler Weston, Ypsilanti Real Estate Guy Standing 6 feet 7 inches tall in a city that’s only 4.26 square miles makes it difficult not to notice Tyler Weston –a community-minded residential and commercial realtor, captain of the Ypsilicious basketball team, founder of the Washington Street (Cleanup) Club, and creator of…

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