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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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TuesdayFebruary 2017

826michigan is honored to be featured in the following article recognizing outstanding youth programming in Detroit by TBD Magazine. Click the following title to read the feature online After-school Superheroes or click download a .pdf here After-school Superheroes.

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TuesdayFebruary 2017

Detroit After-school Tutoring is up and running, along with field trips, community programs, and volunteer socials. We are thrilled to be fully operational in our newest neighborhood, Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market, and invite you to read this story on our work published in Model D Media. Click the following link…

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FridayFebruary 2017

When we think about what Rachel and Brad are able to do each week in our programs, with their powers combined, we simply couldn’t imagine splitting them apart — they are an incredible force for good in Washtenaw County and we couldn’t do what we do without them.

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WednesdayFebruary 2017

It may be easy to assume that 826michigan’s community is filled with fans of literary journals. That assumption is totally correct. There are several this writer reads frequently, particularly because literary journals are the keepers of incredible writing by many authors who are mere steps from hitting the NYT bestsellers…

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SaturdayJanuary 2017

Amazing news, friends: 826 was featured on CBS This Morning on Saturday, January 28! Here’s the clip, which emphasizes the work 826 chapters do around the country through the fantastic students and tutors at 826 Valencia and 826 Boston. Click this link to view 826 National on CBS This Morning.  

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ThursdayJanuary 2017

Snug Cameron Plesco, Age 16 I grew up learning simple things. We all went to school, All of us learned it was 1-2-3. There were 26 letters in the alphabet, Not 911. In my time we learned what to do When there was smoke on the other side of the…

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MondayJanuary 2017

There are few better ways to begin a new year than to say THANKS SO MUCH to those who offer us their invaluable support. To kick off 2017, we want to send out a rousing cheer to the Yelp Foundation for its gift of $3,000 to 826michigan! It’s a gift…

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FridayJanuary 2017

A Jill of all trades with a degree in Psychology from Ohio State University, Ani has jumped into our first semester of programming from the Detroit Robot Factory with outstretched arms and legs, like those slow-motion videos of frogs jumping from tree limb to tree limb. She has worked with students at our Wee-Bots Writing Club at the Redford Library, Boggs School After-School Writing Club, and several field trips at the Detroit Robot Factory (wearing her hard hat of course).

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MondayDecember 2016

Sam, Who Played Football Samere Brown, Age 8 It all began when Sam played football. The football field, it had a field goal, numbers, and a line. Sam was round; he had strawberry jelly inside him. He was not good at football. They stepped on him. The pink jelly came…

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ThursdayDecember 2016

If there was ever someone who embodied the concept of “whistle while you work” it is our December 2016 Volunteer of the Month Eric Anderson. Eric is a robotier, (the esteemed title reserved for our store volunteers), during the Friday evening shift at Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair. Not…

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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