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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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FridayMay 2017

The Blue Sweater Gabriel Etheridge, Age 6 Drop-in Writing for Wee-bots at the Detroit Public Library One day, a lion was shopping at the mall and saw a blue sweater. Lion said, “I want that blue sweater.” The cat said, “The sweater is $8.55.” The lion cried. He was sad….

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SaturdayMay 2017

Love and light—those are the two words that come to mind when we think of Juan Martinez. His art is magical and his spirit overflows with warmth and kindness. We’re super fans. In our estimation, Juan is quite simply, a hero. With some specifics, our Executive Director Amanda Uhle would…

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TuesdayMay 2017

A funny thing happened to Jean Leverich this week as she walked into 826michigan for the field trip: she started pondering the depths of Dr. Blotch’s complex psyche. She thought: Although Dr. Blotch often misplaces their diary during our Strange Mysteries! field trip, is there something else of equal or…

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ThursdayApril 2017

Do you love writing? Are you super excited at just the thought of nurturing the next generation of national voices? Would you love to simply inspire confidence and community in young people of all ages? Does the thought of wearing matching sweaters with the group above send you bursting with…

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WednesdayApril 2017

Ode to Dr. Blotch Dr. Blotch’s Family Writing Laboratory at Estabrook Elementary, March 2017 Ja’Qub Anthony, age 9 In the morning you eat a bowl of bad manager souls. You look like an evil girl goblin and I feel your hair of boogers. You smell like pears. I love your…

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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

Buy tickets today: http://storymakers.brownpapertickets.com/. 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…

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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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