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FridayJune 2019

WDIV’s Local 4 News Anchor Evrod Cassimy visited 826michigan’s Detroit Robot Factory in June 2019. He was able to connect with our Executive Director, Dr. Naimah Wade, and our Community Engagement Manager, Courtney Wise Randolph, on the tremendous impact our programming has in the city. This video, produced by the Local 4 News team and originally shared on their Your Neighborhood segment, includes highlights from their visit and a glimpse of our students writing original songs at Third Man Records-Cass Corridor.

Watch it here: Your Neighborhood, June 21, 2019, WDIV-TV Detroit


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MondayDecember 2018

In December, Dr. Naimah Wade, 826michigan’s Executive Director, was interviewed by radio legend Paul W. Smith, whose voice is recognizable across the region because of his work on the airwaves of WJR. We hope that you’ll take the time to listen to this wonderful conversation. Running time is 6 minutes…

TuesdayJuly 2018

WXYZ-TV Detroit visited 826michigan programs in Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor in Spring 2018. This video, produced by WXYZ-TV and originally shared on their Vimeo channel, includes highlights from their visit, spotlights our outstanding students, and introduces Executive Director Dr. Naimah Wade. The full program, Taking Action for Detroit on…

WednesdayJuly 2018

  Estabrook Learning Community teacher Jennifer Gray and 826michigan Program Coordinator Megan Gilson talk with Lisa Barry and Brianna R. Kelly about In the Clouds Over Ypsilanti on WEMU 89.1. Published July 18, 2018 LINK TO STORY: #OTGYpsi: Local Sixth Grade Class Writes Superhero Anthology DOWNLOAD A .PDF: #OTGYpsi_ Local Sixth Grade Class…

WednesdayJuly 2018

The authors of In the Clouds Over Ypsilanti talk about the writing process, real-life superheroes, and what it feels like to have their work published in this article by Concentrate Media’s Brianna R. Kelly. LINK TO STORY: Ypsi kids write book about fictional and real-life superheroes DOWNLOAD A .PDF: July…

FridayFebruary 2018

Crain’s Detroit Business helped us announce a major leadership transition at 826michigan. In January 2018, Dr. Naimah Wade stepped in as 826michigan’s Executive Director, replacing Amanda Uhle who moved into a new role as CEO of The Hawkins Project. Read more here: 826michigan names new executive director.

WednesdayApril 2017

  We have a terrific partnership with beezy’s cafe that enables us to reach dozens of students each weekday through our Drop-in After-school Tutoring program. Read all about our students, the difference the program is making in their lives, and the generosity of Bee Roll that has helped make it…

TuesdayFebruary 2017

826michigan is honored to be featured in the following article recognizing outstanding youth programming in Detroit by TBD Magazine. Click the following title to read the feature online After-school Superheroes or click download a .pdf here After-school Superheroes.

TuesdayFebruary 2017

Detroit After-school Tutoring is up and running, along with field trips, community programs, and volunteer socials. We are thrilled to be fully operational in our newest neighborhood, Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market, and invite you to read this story on our work published in Model D Media. Click the following link…

SaturdayJanuary 2017

Amazing news, friends: 826 was featured on CBS This Morning on Saturday, January 28! Here’s the clip, which emphasizes the work 826 chapters do around the country through the fantastic students and tutors at 826 Valencia and 826 Boston. Click this link to view 826 National on CBS This Morning.  

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