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.

WednesdayAugust 2018

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF)  is one of our longest and most consistent supporters, enthusiastically funding 826michigan programs each year. Notably, the AAACF has even gifted us all-mighty, all-encompassing general operating funds! This past school year, the foundation is partially responsible for the grants supporting our Washtenaw Field Trips program,…

WednesdayAugust 2018

  Safiya Merchant joined the 826michigan volunteer team in August of 2017 and has been a non-stop force of enthusiasm, humor, and support ever since. She has helped in nearly every program in Washtenaw County (in-schools, workshops and drop-in writing, after-school tutoring, family writing laboratories), making time to work with…

ThursdayJuly 2018

The Story of Bokeding Wyatt C., Sixth-grade Estabrook Elementary, Ypsilanti Bokeding lived in the clouds over Ypsilanti. Bokeding was an irregular gas bubble; he was lighter than air and could go anywhere. However, he had to be careful because one trip to Earth could be fatal. One day Bokeding was…

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…

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…

ThursdayJuly 2018

Candy’s New Paris: Out of this World Ms. Herrin’s Fifth-grade Class Erickson Elementary, Ypsilanti Next-Flix Field Trip Artwork by Jen Harley, ACT I INT. PEACH TREE HOUSE ON MARS CANDY (a teenage girl), MELLY (her best friend) and STRAWBERRY (a real strawberry with powers) are sitting together studying Geometry in a…

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…

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…

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…

WednesdayJune 2018

Is there anything more glorious than a Michigan summer? The glittering Great Lakes, the beaches of Belle Isle, the pine trees Up North. The smells of sunscreen and grilled hot dogs and fresh ink on the newly-bound pages of 826michigan’s latest publications. Yes, summer vacation is upon us, and we’re…

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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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