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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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FridaySeptember 2017

  The Born and Raised Detroit Foundation is a marvelous group of native Detroiters who, living locally but also in other US cities and abroad, have remained committed to supporting initiatives that contribute to building a stronger community and positive way of life throughout Detroit. Their idea to begin a foundation…

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FridaySeptember 2017

If we were to make a graph to plot the points of Lillie’s contributions to 826michigan this summer, those points would be off the charts (ha!). Lillie Schneyer isn’t new to 826michigan — she’s been working with us for years, starting as an elementary school student who participated in workshops…

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TuesdayAugust 2017

The Magic Medicine Melanie Arrington, Age 9 Detroit Edison Public School Academy Detroit After-School Tutoring One day I woke up in my castle and I feltill and my throat was hurting and I was coughing. But my medicine was gone so I went to my doctor. The crazy thing was…

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FridayAugust 2017

There’s nothing like a slice of pizza to make writing fun and delicious—and Domino’s Pizza has filled so many happy young writers’ tummies throughout the school year and this summer through our Family Writing Labs. In fact, Domino’s has donated nearly two dozen pizzas for each Family Writing Lab event!…

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FridayAugust 2017

Our August 2017 Volunteer of the Month, Maggie McGuire, began volunteering in our Detroit programs this past school year and we are so thrilled she has joined our crew. We fell in love with Maggie immediately and the more we find out about her, the deeper we fall. She is…

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WednesdayJuly 2017

How to Sing Not Beyoncé Good or Not Like a Troll Bad (For People Who Can Sing Naturally Adanya Lewis-El Age 12 Moving Pencils Writing Club James and Grace Lee Boggs School Tip #1: Don’t try to sing better than you already do. You’ll just sound like you’re trying too…

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FridayJuly 2017

Tammy Nguyen, our July 2017 Volunteer of the Month, came to us by way of our northern neighbor, Canada.* After moving to Ann Arbor with her husband, Tammy was determined to become deeply engaged in the community and build a vibrant network. We have been one of the lucky recipients…

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FridayJuly 2017

826michigan serves thousands of students across the region. Last year, we reached nearly 4,000 young writers in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit—before the Detroit Robot Factory even opened. Having now completed five months of full-time service across TWO 826michigan centers—–Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair and the Detroit Robot Factory—–it…

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MondayJune 2017

The Box That Carried Her Home MeAsia Hendon, Age 16 Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine Detroit, Michigan We had to save her. Our brand new family friend, a brown-and-black puppy with a purple tongue, was stuck underneath the wooden doghouse in my mother’s friend’s backyard. We figured…

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ThursdayJune 2017

We are SO pleased to announce Bridget Gibbons as our June 2017 Volunteer of the Month! June is a month of culmination at 826michigan—so many projects are coming together into a fantastic grand finale for the end of the school year. This year is even more special as we are…

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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