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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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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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SundayOctober 2017

  We love fall at 826michigan. It means seriously delicious apples and cider, amazing sweater weather, and a fresh school year to welcome so many students into our writing lab for field trips! This October, we recognize The Peck Foundation for its tremendous support in expanding our Field Trips program…

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SundayOctober 2017

  Have you walked into the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair recently and gasped? Have you exclaimed with delight and slight confusion, “This place looks different!”? Thanks to a team of super volunteers, you can now browse 826michigan shirts and sweatshirts on a special built-in rack, try out a…

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TuesdaySeptember 2017

Earth, Year 3000 Austin Andrews, Age 11 Scientist’s Guide to the Galaxy Workshop From 2020 to now, the year 3000, humans have advanced and conquered the impossible. No longer do you need money and credit cards, and there are no longer any kings or queens. Finally after three thousand-plus years,…

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FridaySeptember 2017

  The Born and Raised Detroit Foundation is a marvelous group of native Detroiters who, living locally but also in other US cities and abroad, have remained committed to supporting initiatives that contribute to building a stronger community and positive way of life throughout Detroit. Their idea to begin a foundation…

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FridaySeptember 2017

If we were to make a graph to plot the points of Lillie’s contributions to 826michigan this summer, those points would be off the charts (ha!). Lillie Schneyer isn’t new to 826michigan — she’s been working with us for years, starting as an elementary school student who participated in workshops…

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TuesdayAugust 2017

The Magic Medicine Melanie Arrington, Age 9 Detroit Edison Public School Academy Detroit After-School Tutoring One day I woke up in my castle and I feltill and my throat was hurting and I was coughing. But my medicine was gone so I went to my doctor. The crazy thing was…

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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