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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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FridayAugust 2021

Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year! We’re excited for another school year filled with wildly creative stories and newly published authors. Please read on for additional detail about each of our programs in this unique school year. Tutoring & Virtual Schoolwork Support CLICK HERE for information about our Tutoring and…

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TuesdayJune 2021

826michigan has fantastic volunteers. We are lucky to work with so many generous, kind, brilliant members of our community, and every month it’s hard to pick just ONE person (or group of people) to nominate as Volunteer of the Month. Because there are so many great volunteers, it’s rare for…

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FridayMay 2021

WRITE WITH US THIS SUMMER! 826michigan is excited to offer a number of completely FREE online programs designed to keep your student writing this summer. Read on for all the details, or click the link below to access our special Summer Programs website. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all…

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WednesdayMay 2021

Back in the fall of 2018, Allison Beach signed up for a service learning course. The course partnered with 826michigan, and Allie started to volunteer as an after-school tutor. Many service learning students provide wonderful service for the semester of their course, and Allie was no exception. The difference with…

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ThursdayApril 2021

This month, we’re celebrating the work of not one, not two, but THREE amazing humans who together comprise our team of Rackham Fellows! Naitnaphit Limlamai, Rachel Cawkwell, and Lauren Rudewicz have been the brains and the muscle behind this year’s Young Author’s Book Project (YABP), an 826michigan program that, this…

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ThursdayMarch 2021

During March is Reading Month, we love to think about how writers learn to tell and share their own stories by reading the stories of others. That’s why 826michigan and Black Men Read partnered together this year to create reading and writing materials to share free-of-charge with families in our…

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MondayMarch 2021

This spring, as so much of what we knew was crumbling, something beautiful was taking root: our partnership with graphic design student Jessica Pace. In a little under a year, Jessica has taken on several major design and illustration projects at 826michigan, accomplishing each one with remarkable creativity, generosity, and…

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WednesdayFebruary 2021

The moment our team observed one of Keith’s Virtual Schoolwork Support (VSS) sessions, we knew. Here he was: our ideal February Volunteer of the Month! Keith embodies the spirit of a VSS tutor. Now, as VSS ramps up for our Winter 2021 semester, we are so thankful to be able…

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WednesdayJanuary 2021

Caitlin Koska has seen many sides of 826michigan, and she’s been a superstar volunteer for a while now. In 2015, she designed and co-led a workshop entitled “A Writeable Feast: Flavorful Food Writing,” where writers used all five senses to write odes, reviews, and love letters to favorite foods. As…

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WednesdayDecember 2020

The 826michigan OMNIBUS 12 is the most recent edition of our annual anthology of excellent student writing across 826michigan programs. This year’s book is special in many ways, including that it features writing from this spring and early summer, as our students navigated the challenges and uncertainties of that time….

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Liberty Street Robot
Supply & Repair
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3463
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 818-0255