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.

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…

WednesdayMay 2019

You’re invited to join 826michigan on June 6 as we celebrate our 10th annual Storymakers Dinner with featured author Cristina Henríquez. Recently declared a luminary of fiction, she is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and one of Amazon’s 10…

SaturdayMay 2019

Elizabeth Bihary is one of our newest volunteers. She has jumped right into building wonderful relationships with weE-Bots at the Detroit Public Library’s Redford branch. Although she’s not studying anything connected to education at Oakland University , she has an amazing knack for releasing our young authors from writer’s block….

WednesdayMay 2019

Greetings, friends! We are excited to let you know that May 2019 is our first-ever #826RobotRoundup month! This is our 2019 spring fund drive, and it is our goal to round up at least 826 donors to contribute. As you know, 826michigan’s free writing and tutoring programs benefit more than 3,200 students in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and…

FridayApril 2019

Unicorns! by Vivian Hillis, age 7 Ypsilanti International Elementary School I like you because in the morning, your horn sparkles and your hooves “click click.” O, Unicorn, I love you. You make me feel happy like the sun, the wind has my hair and you are so pretty. You look so cute…

TuesdayApril 2019

Genevieve Jones is a long-time roboteer, having started volunteering with 826michigan in Ann Arbor, she has continued to bring her passion for working with young people to our Detroit space this year. Her consistency and calm has been anchoring to our tutoring space at the Detroit Robot Factory. As we…

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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