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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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FridayJanuary 2020

The Sleuth Stories workshop is really a great collaboration — it was designed and led by U of M’s Zell Writers’ Program intern Lauren Morrow and YpsiWrites Program Coordinator Jessica Dailey, who is working with us through EMU’s Women’s & Gender Studies Practicum Program. The workshop is part of the YpsiWrites initiative….

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TuesdayDecember 2019

The fourteenth annual Mittenfest raised nearly $10,000 thanks to the outstanding generosity of dozens of talented Michigan-made bands, hundreds of community-engaged, adoring music fans, and a mighty team of dedicated volunteers. Many, MANY thanks go out to our sponsors: A resounding THANK YOU goes out to our dedicated team of volunteers,…

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SaturdayDecember 2019

“YPSILANTI — The 14th annual Mittenfest got underway Friday, Dec. 27 at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. The charitable holiday music festival kicked off with performances by Ki5, Blue Jeans, Scary Women, Little Traps, Dani Darling, The Daynites and Detroit/Ypsilanti-band Frontier Ruckus The festival serves as a fundraiser for 826michigan,…

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MondayDecember 2019

Just days ago, our program assistant David led a truly jubilant publication celebration with authentic party energy, structure, reflection, costumes, donuts, and a microphone for enthusiastic student readings! The newest 826michigan published authors from Erickson Elementary were so excited, one exclaimed he was going home to extend his story further!…

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TuesdayNovember 2019

Zhe’Neavia Gardner, pictured above during an 826michigan Field Trip to the University of Michigan Museum of Art, is a brightly shining Erickson Elementary student. She’s a writing rock star that we have been honored to know since 2018. Just a few weeks ago, she and her classmates burst into our Liberty Street…

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ThursdayOctober 2019

Ninad Ahmed is a spectacular volunteer! For about 18 months, Ninad has been the most consistent retail support in our Detroit Robot Factory (other than our very own retail manager, of course). EVERY SATURDAY, Ninad drives to the Eastern Market from Sterling Heights to run his three hour shift. He…

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WednesdayOctober 2019

YpsiWrites, a collaborative community writing program for all ages, launched on October 19, 2019. It is a joint effort led by 826michigan, Eastern Michigan University’s Office of Campus and Community Writing, and the Ypsilanti District Library. #OTGYpsi of WEMU 89.1, Washtenaw County’s community NPR station, spoke with 826michigan’s own Catherine…

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WednesdayOctober 2019

YpsiWrites, a collaborative community writing program for all ages, launched on October 19, 2019. It is a joint effort led by 826michigan, Eastern Michigan University’s Office of Campus and Community Writing, and the Ypsilanti District Library.   Concentrate Media published this article about the project on October 30, 2019. You…

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ThursdayOctober 2019

 

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MondayOctober 2019

Program Spotlight: After-school Tutoring Writing at 826michigan doesn’t look one way. At After-School Tutoring students have the opportunity to work on homework with the help of our trained tutors, dedicate time to writing (and publishing), read a book brought from home or from our library, and of course, build robots!…

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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