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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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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…

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WednesdayApril 2017

There’s so much to love about the communities where we run our programs, and one of our favorite things is the partnerships we build with the academic institutions in these cities. This month we’re excited to celebrate the Academic Service Learning (ASL) students of Eastern Michigan University and the University…

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WednesdayApril 2017

Questions about the event or sponsorship inquiries may be directed to 826michigan Executive Director Amanda Uhle at Amanda@826michigan.org. Peter Ho Davies is the author of two novels, The Fortunes (winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award) and The Welsh Girl (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and two short story collections, The Ugliest House in the World (winner…

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TuesdayApril 2017

This April, we celebrate the Galens Medical Society for its much needed and substantial contribution to transportation funds in support of our Field Trips program. The Galens Medical Society has existed for more than a century to not only bridge the gap between medical students and medical faculty, but to…

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SundayMarch 2017

This is My Mission Ms. Brown’s eighth-grade class at Estabrook Elementary in Ypsilanti EXT. – MALL – DAY MARIA and COCONUT are walking into the mall. MARIA is carrying COCONUT and holding his hand. It’s a beautiful day in sunny California. What a great time to be a teen at…

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TuesdayMarch 2017

From the Desk of Dr. T. Blotch Dear Guileless Readers,   I write to you today in an effort to help — this is not something I enjoy doing. But I have decided to take it upon myself to bring you wholly unsophisticated bunch up to speed (the lightspeed at…

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ThursdayMarch 2017

826michigan presents FWIW: TRIVIA FOR CHEATERS! Sign up your team–or donate to the cause–on our easy-to-use Click and Pledge fundraiser page using the link below: bit.ly/826michiganFWIW. ATTENTION, EVERYONE! In addition to supporting 826michigan’s free writing and tutoring programs serving 4,000 students across the region, ALL TRIVIA FOR CHEATERS DONORS will…

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ThursdayMarch 2017

In the organized chaos and logistical back-flips of a field trip, one of the most frantic aspects is the actual putting together of books written by the class. Checking of page order, orientation, not messing up the binding strip, unjamming the binding machine. But most importantly, letting students see the…

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ThursdayMarch 2017

Friends, we are overjoyed to honor the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation as this month’s Supporter of the Month. There are several reasons why of course, but it is especially timely to recognize their contribution to our work in the heart of winter tutoring season. Most notably, the Michigan Masonic Charitable…

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SundayFebruary 2017

Twenty Years from Now Carson Hawkins, Age 6 Twenty years from now I will be twenty-six. I will be a robot. I’m going to be fighting robbers and evil. I will live in the Detroit Robot Factory. I will live with Ennis, my best friend robot. Artwork by Natalie Marion, nataliemarion.com

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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