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.

TuesdayOctober 2018

An Elephant at The Arcade Edwin J. Mallets Creek Library Family Writing Lab, Summer 2018 The elephant with a cold is growing mold. Sick and sad. Cold and mad at his arcade. A burnt pie to try, makes the elephant cry, just one tear in his eye. The trunk up…

MondayOctober 2018

Ben Schneedecker is the swiss army knife of volunteers. He magically seems to have all the little tools we need to keep 826michigan up and running. By day he is a coder, debunking and navigating problems into solutions and questions into answers. By night, or rather evening–and even more specifically,…

MondayOctober 2018

Cheers to local Rotarians! 826michigan is grateful this month for the support of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor in our Washtenaw-based Publications Program! Not only do members of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor sometimes volunteer in our Liberty Street Writing Lab alongside our bright students, but they also consistently…

TuesdaySeptember 2018

  It’s the first day of school in cities all across the nation and we could think of no better partner to celebrate as Supporter of the Month in this exciting season than Warby Parker. In addition to designing chic eyewear that is available at prices to fit most budgets,…

SaturdaySeptember 2018

  Charlotte Moore began volunteering at 826michigan at the beginning of last school year. Throughout the year, Charlotte has been an all-around MVP for our 826michigan In-residence program at Estabrook Elementary. Over the course of the fall and winter semesters, she worked 1:1 and in small groups with students in…

TuesdayAugust 2018

We are From Malik H., 13 Family Writing Lab at the Elmwood Park Branch of the Detroit Public Library We’re from my cat from dish soap and wipes We are from the Chinese writing From the cold of the AC We are from the sunflowers The oak tree whose long…

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…

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