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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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WednesdayMay 2019

You’re invited to join 826michigan on June 6 as we celebrate our 10th annual Storymakers Dinner with featured author Cristina Henríquez. Recently declared a luminary of fiction, she is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and one of Amazon’s 10…

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MondayJuly 2018

In one of our latest chapbooks, Spinach Doughnut, written by students in our Detroit After-School Tutoring program, there’s a very excellent story called “The Astronaut Who Loves Tacos.” Written by Alexis G, age 12, the story begins, “One afternoon an astronaut was in a rocket reading a book while he…

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ThursdayJune 2018

“Oh, don’t tell me that. Now, I’m nervous.” This was Suzanne’s response when we let her know that our illustrator for a recent Storytelling and Bookmaking field trip was to be our good friend and 826 founder, Dave Eggers. While she has long admired Dave’s work, it is now us…

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WednesdayJune 2018

Each year, 826michigan is honored to host several service members through AmeriCorps VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America. VISTAs make a full-time, year-long commitment to a capacity-building program serving under-resourced communities, and here at 826 we truly couldn’t do what we do without them. This summer, to celebrate the end…

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FridayJune 2018

In the world of volunteering at 826michigan, there is sprinting and there is long-distance volunteering. Some folks are sprinters, and can volunteer for a couple of months, several times a week—but—because of other commitments in the world, or new jobs, have to reorganize their schedule and can no longer volunteer….

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WednesdayMarch 2018

When we first met Ed, we realized we had a fantastic storyteller join the team — weaving tales (complete with hand gestures and voices) about his travels to Europe and his golf swing, all within our first hours of getting to know each other. Stories jumped out of Ed the…

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WednesdayMarch 2018

Help us reach our goal! Donate today and join us this Sunday to cheer on the runners – we’ll be at the Mile 1 Aid Station! 826michigan is a high-energy, high-speed organization providing writing and tutoring programs to thousands of students, and our young authors are experts on running. Austin, a…

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MondayAugust 2014

A Force of Goodness: August’s Volunteer of the Month is Megan Gilson! We have so much to say about Megan Gilson. When Megan began her undergraduate journey at the University of Michigan, she planned to study neuroscience. Very quickly, however,  she realized that the way she most wanted to help…

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ThursdayJuly 2014

July’s Supporter of the Month is 826michigan’s Community of Individual Donors! by Amy Wilson Hello. I’m Amy Wilson, 826michigan’s soon-to-be-former Communications Coordinator. You may not know me, but I probably know you. If you’ve donated to 826michigan in the past four years — with a check; over PayPal; as one…

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TuesdayJuly 2014

A Weekly Wonder: July’s Volunteer of the Month is Robyn Charles! Since Robyn Charles joined our volunteer corps last December, she’s been consistently amazing us by jumping into a wide variety of tasks with remarkable alacrity. This reporter had to Google what that meant for sure before putting it into…

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