Press

For media inquiries, please contact Courtney Wise Randolph, Communications and Development Manager: courtney@826michigan.org.

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SaturdayDecember 2019

ki5 photo at mittenfest 14 by nicole hester for mlive.com

“YPSILANTI — The 14th annual Mittenfest got underway Friday, Dec. 27 at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti.

The charitable holiday music festival kicked off with performances by Ki5, Blue Jeans, Scary Women, Little Traps, Dani Darling, The Daynites and Detroit/Ypsilanti-band Frontier Ruckus

The festival serves as a fundraiser for 826michigan, a program that aims to help students ages 6 to 18 with their writing skills and confidence. The program serves about 3,500 students on average each year in Detroit, Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor.”

Read the rest of the article on MLive.com HERE. (Photos and words by Nicole Hester.)

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WednesdayOctober 2019

YpsiWrites, a collaborative community writing program for all ages, launched on October 19, 2019. It is a joint effort led by 826michigan, Eastern Michigan University’s Office of Campus and Community Writing, and the Ypsilanti District Library. #OTGYpsi of WEMU 89.1, Washtenaw County’s community NPR station, spoke with 826michigan’s own Catherine…

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WednesdayOctober 2019

YpsiWrites, a collaborative community writing program for all ages, launched on October 19, 2019. It is a joint effort led by 826michigan, Eastern Michigan University’s Office of Campus and Community Writing, and the Ypsilanti District Library.   Concentrate Media published this article about the project on October 30, 2019. You…

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FridayOctober 2019

Eat Your Words was hosted by 826michigan on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Detroit’s Eastern Market. The event included a strolling dinner, drinks, literary readings, dessert, and a reception with Rochelle Riley, author, award-winning journalist, and director of arts and culture for the city of Detroit. 826michigan provides writing, publishing, and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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