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.

FridayOctober 2019

Eat Your Words was hosted by 826michigan on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Detroit’s Eastern Market. The event included a strolling dinner, drinks, literary readings, dessert, and a reception with Rochelle Riley, author, award-winning journalist, and director of arts and culture for the city of Detroit. 826michigan provides writing, publishing, and…

TuesdaySeptember 2019

Run for fun and a great cause! Register today at! Questions? Need help? Just want to chat? Contact or call her at (313) 818-0255.

MondaySeptember 2019

Join us at Eat Your Words with Rochelle Riley! Eat Your Words is an extravaganza of food and stories in support of 826michigan. You are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6pm for this fantastic evening. Tickets are available for purchase right now! This year’s event features special…

FridaySeptember 2019

Fiction and Fun at New Summer Writers Club! Students ages 6-18 in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti have been  hard at work writing whatever wonderful stories their hearts desire with support from peers and 826michigan volunteers. In the past three weeks, we’ve seen hands fly up at any chance to share…

SundaySeptember 2019

Summer 2019 graced us with the most incredible interns ever! Here’s what makes them special. Olivia Grantham Olivia sought us out from the start. She started volunteering with our field trips program and was a strong presence for the classes of young people visiting here to write fantastic and wonderous…

FridayJuly 2019

WHO AM I Javone Becton Age 9 University Prep, Ellen Thompson Am I a bird with wings or a yeti with lots of fur? Am I a cheetah who runs fast or a lion who roars a lot? Am I a famous dancer? I am Javone Becton, the one who…

FridayJuly 2019

If you have ever talked with Lara Zielin, then you know how enthusiastic she is about writing, about Ypsilanti, about 826michigan, and about living! We are so lucky to have Lara as a long-time volunteer and board member. Many of you will recognize Lara from her recent stint as a…

FridayJune 2019

WDIV’s Local 4 News Anchor Evrod Cassimy visited 826michigan’s Detroit Robot Factory in June 2019. He was able to connect with our Executive Director, Dr. Naimah Wade, and our Community Engagement Manager, Courtney Wise Randolph, on the tremendous impact our programming has in the city. This video, produced by the Local…

MondayJune 2019

“Can I work with Chris?!”   In our Ann Arbor After-school Tutoring Program, this is a common greeting shortly after students sign in for the day. Our June 2019 Volunteer of the Month, Chris Engers, is a beloved student favorite. Since January 2017, Chris has been an after-school tutor at…

TuesdayMay 2019

Living in the Motor City Hustle Written by students from Western High School in Detroit at our Song-writing Field Trip in partnership with Third Man Records and Lafayette American People only see what they want to see. Blind to our struggle and prosperity. Small people, big voices, Right intentions, wrong…

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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