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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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ThursdayJanuary 2018

Oh Pizza!!! Carlos, Age 14 Ms. Widmer’s Eighth-grade ELA class Academy of Americas Pizza Pizza Pizza You’re delicious Little Caesars is the realest Cruising through Detroit Feeling like pizza is a blessing Oh Pizza I love you. Artwork by Jen Harley, jenharley.com

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TuesdayJanuary 2018

Putting together a music festival is no easy task. Putting together a music festival where the artists donate their talents and performances for a local nonprofit organization, well that’s just plain tough. Enter the Mittenfest Booking Team. While it has seen many faces over the years, one thing is consistent:…

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TuesdayJanuary 2018

(Photographer: Dianna Berggren) Mittenfest XII has grown a lot over twelve years, as has the clout behind many of the performers that have performed. However, without someone to make sure we can hear the bands, the whole festival is for naught. Enter Dave Menzo and Menzo Media. Dave has been supporting…

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FridayDecember 2017

Every month, we seek out a volunteer to highlight for their outstanding contributions to 826michigan, and each year that we grow, it becomes so much harder. Annually, we can only recognize twelve of the more than five hundred dedicated, outstanding humans who support our students each year. Closing out a…

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FridayDecember 2017

Tis the season to celebrate terrific student writing! To that end, we once again have reason to appreciate the generosity of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs that makes it possible for us to reach thousands of students across Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit with creative writing programs…

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MondayNovember 2017

Most Terrible Things Ewan, Age 10 I looked out the window as sad as can be, As the most terrible things were happening to me. My dog had just died, My friend had lied. I fell out a window, I broke my Nintendo. I crashed my new car into a…

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WednesdayNovember 2017

Shiraz Ahmed is a top-notch journalist, world traveler, and outstanding volunteer. He hails from the Lone Star State’s biggest city—Houston, Texas—and has made it a point to become an active part of the Detroit community ever since he made this city his home. Shiraz began volunteering with 826michigan in 2015, consistently…

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WednesdayNovember 2017

The start of this school year is unique in that we get to celebrate the fall launch of after-school tutoring TWO TIMES. In late September, we delighted at the start of Liberty Street Tutoring. This November, we are glad for a second launch period to welcome students back to Washington…

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ThursdayOctober 2017

The Plan Aliyah C., age 10 Liberty Street Tutoring On the first day of school this friend of a friend of my friend—well, let’s call him Jake—was either feeling rude or wasn’t thinking at that moment and made a comment (a not-so-nice one) about me and my friend J (not…

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TuesdayOctober 2017

Hello Friends, Thank you so much for your support of 826michigan and your interest in attending Eat Your Words. This event has been postponed, and we are working with our outstanding guest authors and event partners to reschedule for early 2018. We sincerely hope you’ll be able to join us! To…

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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