Supporter of the Month

Care to meet the generous people and businesses whom we’ve honored as 826michigan Supporters of the Month?

FridayNovember 2015

Detroit Creativity Project Logo

As stated on their website, the Detroit Creativity Project is a group of working actors, writers, directors, and musicians whose roots are in Detroit. They include writers, directors, Grammy award-winning artists, Second City alumni, and graduates of Wayne State University. With new roots planted in Los Angeles, the DCP has maintained a commitment to lifting rising artists in Detroit by investing in arts education for middle and high school aged students throughout the city. In June 2015, the DCP awarded 826michigan a grant in the amount of $7,500 to aid us in providing high-quality and creative writing workshops to students in Detroit. We are truly honored to receive such support to expand our services to Detroit’s young writers and we have designated the month of November as a time to celebrate the Detroit Creativity Project for their investment in our students.

826michigan takes an innovative and unique approach to teaching the art of writing and there are certainly parallels to our students’ testimonials and those of students from previous sessions of the DCP’s Improv Project. Alumni of the Detroit Creativity Project write:

“I have learned to attack projects head on even when they are difficult.”

“It really helped me to break out of my shell and learn a new talent that I’ll need and use in the future.”

and, “I opened up and now I don’t feel as scared to be myself.”

At 826michigan, we know how incredibly important it is for students to have safe and creative spaces to learn, make mistakes, and express their authentic selves. When caring and dedicated adults are there to guide students along their journeys, outcomes for young people are even greater. We truly appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Detroit Creativity Project this year and look forward to the many ways that they will continue to positively impact students’ lives in Detroit.

Thank you, DCP–you are our November 2015 Supporter of the Month!

FridayOctober 2015

The Eyrie As volunteers act as the lifeblood of 826michigan, working alongside students to help us reach more than 3,200 youth in the Southeastern Michigan region, a number of local businesses and community supporters step in as enthusiastic public agents, spreading the word about 826michigan’s work. This October, we celebrate…

WednesdaySeptember 2015

Achieving a tenth anniversary of service to students across Southeastern Michigan is no easy feat and we simply could not do it without tremendous support. That support comes not only from the volunteers you see working alongside students each day, but also from funders who generously allocate dollars to keep our programs…

SaturdayAugust 2015

A Trio of Ann Arbor Rotarians 826michigan is pleased to honor the Ann Arbor Rotary Club as our Supporter of the Month! There are many reasons to recognize such a fantastic group and all of their contributions to the Greater Washtenaw community, but we are especially grateful for the investment…

WednesdayJuly 2015

Five of our illustrators were able to attend the Lantern release party! (L to R: Lyla Lutz & daughter!, Oliver Uberti, Erin Johnson, Erin E. Stead, Philip C. Stead) Click here for official Illustrator Bios. Friends, it’s our tenth anniversary year and there have been so many reasons to celebrate. Liberty Street…

FridayJune 2015

This June, we are delighted to honor our friend and neighbor, the University of Michigan Credit Union, as Supporter of the Month! Earlier this year, they were a wonderful source of support to 826michigan as a sponsor for Give Local Day. In conjunction with our friends at Suburban Chevrolet Cadillac…

MondayMay 2015

  Have you heard of our friends at Suburban Chevrolet Cadillac of Ann Arbor? They represent a dealership that understands cars are tools that help people access resources that can make an incredible difference in the course of their lives. Under the leadership of general manager Mike Mosser, Suburban Chevrolet…

SundayApril 2015

April means springtime and many springtime delights like the rocket bursts of creativity pouring out from Ogmog, Supporter of the Month! Ogmog is a boutique creative agency specializing in graphic design, branding, creating, and coding. We can personally attest to the enormous skill set in each of these areas, particularly graphic…

ThursdayMarch 2015

For the month of March, we recognize the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs as Supporter of the Month for endowing 826michigan with an operational/project grant in the amount of $30,000 for the fiscal year 2015.  We sincerely appreciate the support of the MCACA which exists “to encourage, initiate, and facilitate an enriched…

SundayFebruary 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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