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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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TuesdaySeptember 2018

  It’s the first day of school in cities all across the nation and we could think of no better partner to celebrate as Supporter of the Month in this exciting season than Warby Parker. In addition to designing chic eyewear that is available at prices to fit most budgets,…

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SaturdaySeptember 2018

  Charlotte Moore began volunteering at 826michigan at the beginning of last school year. Throughout the year, Charlotte has been an all-around MVP for our 826michigan In-residence program at Estabrook Elementary. Over the course of the fall and winter semesters, she worked 1:1 and in small groups with students in…

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TuesdayAugust 2018

We are From Malik H., 13 Family Writing Lab at the Elmwood Park Branch of the Detroit Public Library We’re from my cat from dish soap and wipes We are from the Chinese writing From the cold of the AC We are from the sunflowers The oak tree whose long…

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WednesdayAugust 2018

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF)  is one of our longest and most consistent supporters, enthusiastically funding 826michigan programs each year. Notably, the AAACF has even gifted us all-mighty, all-encompassing general operating funds! This past school year, the foundation is partially responsible for the grants supporting our Washtenaw Field Trips program,…

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WednesdayAugust 2018

  Safiya Merchant joined the 826michigan volunteer team in August of 2017 and has been a non-stop force of enthusiasm, humor, and support ever since. She has helped in nearly every program in Washtenaw County (in-schools, workshops and drop-in writing, after-school tutoring, family writing laboratories), making time to work with…

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TuesdayJuly 2018

WXYZ-TV Detroit visited 826michigan programs in Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor in Spring 2018. This video, produced by WXYZ-TV and originally shared on their Vimeo channel, includes highlights from their visit, spotlights our outstanding students, and introduces Executive Director Dr. Naimah Wade. The full program, Taking Action for Detroit on…

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ThursdayJuly 2018

The Story of Bokeding Wyatt C., Sixth-grade Estabrook Elementary, Ypsilanti Bokeding lived in the clouds over Ypsilanti. Bokeding was an irregular gas bubble; he was lighter than air and could go anywhere. However, he had to be careful because one trip to Earth could be fatal. One day Bokeding was…

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WednesdayJuly 2018

  Estabrook Learning Community teacher Jennifer Gray and 826michigan Program Coordinator Megan Gilson talk with Lisa Barry and Brianna R. Kelly about In the Clouds Over Ypsilanti on WEMU 89.1. Published July 18, 2018 LINK TO STORY: #OTGYpsi: Local Sixth Grade Class Writes Superhero Anthology DOWNLOAD A .PDF: #OTGYpsi_ Local Sixth Grade Class…

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WednesdayJuly 2018

The authors of In the Clouds Over Ypsilanti talk about the writing process, real-life superheroes, and what it feels like to have their work published in this article by Concentrate Media’s Brianna R. Kelly. LINK TO STORY: Ypsi kids write book about fictional and real-life superheroes DOWNLOAD A .PDF: July…

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ThursdayJuly 2018

Candy’s New Paris: Out of this World Ms. Herrin’s Fifth-grade Class Erickson Elementary, Ypsilanti Next-Flix Field Trip Artwork by Jen Harley, jenharley.com ACT I INT. PEACH TREE HOUSE ON MARS CANDY (a teenage girl), MELLY (her best friend) and STRAWBERRY (a real strawberry with powers) are sitting together studying Geometry in a…

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