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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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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…

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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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FridayJune 2018

In the world of volunteering at 826michigan, there is sprinting and there is long-distance volunteering. Some folks are sprinters, and can volunteer for a couple of months, several times a week—but—because of other commitments in the world, or new jobs, have to reorganize their schedule and can no longer volunteer….

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ThursdayMay 2018

Grab Your Skates Kaiya H. Age 9 Family Writing Lab at Holmes Elementary, April 2018 What would you put in the Ypsilanti time capsule? Pair of skates. What do you want this to teach people about your life in Ypsilanti? If you are losing your composure, just grab your skates…

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SaturdayMay 2018

We love our incredible volunteers and we need your support over the next four weeks now more than ever! Video by Flick Cain Hello from from 826michigan! We hope you are enjoying the beauties of May! We also hope you are ready to SPRING into action (get it?)! Here at…

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MondayMay 2018

Now that spring has sprung in Detroit, at After-School Tutoring we’ve been putting down the baby carrots and pencils and venturing out into Eastern Market. The Robot Factory is surrounded by murals, and these works of art are perfect for mid-homework inspiration. Recently we went around the corner to the…

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FridayMay 2018

Can’t you just hear the sweeping, melodic rhythms of Pomp and Circumstance ringing out in the spring air? What a time of reflection, achievement, and completion. With graduations looming and graduates dashing around to finish credits and find gowns, it’s a bittersweet time at 826michigan–this is when we reflect on…

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ThursdayApril 2018

My Favorite Place in Detroit By Jeremiah J. Age 8 Detroit After-school Tutoring My favorite place is the Little Caesars Arena because you get to get food and see basketball and see your favorite team. You can be happy that your team won. You get to buy things like basketball…

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WednesdayApril 2018

At 826michigan, reading and writing are at the heart of everything we do. When you stop by the Detroit Robot Factory this spring, you’ll find our front doors have been transformed into a gallery of art work and words celebrating this very idea. In this project, our After-School Tutoring students…

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WednesdayApril 2018

Once in a blue moon are we graced with volunteers like Maria Garcia. The University of Minnesota graduate is a chemist and chemical engineer. She’s also multi-faceted–she balanced her engineering course work with singing soprano in the campus choir and found time to master both French and Spanish. Maria walked…

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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