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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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TuesdayMarch 2019

I Hike Up Mountains Audriana S. Age 7 Erickson Elementary, Ypsilanti Bio: I like to write about my life. My mom inspires me, working with people and writing. Junie B. Jones books are my favorite. Recess is my favorite time of school. My head is where I get my ideas….

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TuesdayMarch 2019

Josi Ezinga was an essential and indefatigable part of a small team of volunteers that hosted two classes of Erickson Writers Club in the fall. She is a super-volunteer for five classes of Writers Club this winter—two at Erickson Elementary and three at Estabrook Elementary. That’s a lot of work!…

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TuesdayFebruary 2019

The Jellyfish of Lake Aquawater Ms. Matthews Second-grade Class David Ellis Academy Once upon a time, in the depths of Lake Aquawater, on Planet #456, there is a secret underwater base that spans five layers below the surface from a nondescript balcony. Few are lucky enough to find this base….

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FridayFebruary 2019

Tom Arata is a tutoring all-star! Such a bright and caring beacon in the after-school universe that we couldn’t believe he had not yet been named VOTM (or, as we thought more about it, VoTOM!). Tom has been tutoring with our program in Ypsilanti since mid-academic year 2018, when he…

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MondayJanuary 2019

The Person Who Eats Under the Bed Damien A. Age 6 My favorite food is jambalaya with chicken and I eat it under my brother’s bed! I eat it with a fork. I eat the whole bowl. It is good. I went to get all the bowls in the kitchen…

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WednesdayJanuary 2019

Our January 2019 Volunteer of the Month, Beverly Manko, first came to 826michigan to attend one of our Courageous Conversations dialogues. In these sessions we talk with volunteers about creating space in our programs to have conversations about identity with our students.  Beverly is a docent at the University of…

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TuesdayDecember 2018

Ode to Writing Written by the Community at the OMNIBUS X Release Celebration Words are daily dishes, breakfast lunch and dinner Make you feel like a winner Words smell like dusty books pages, the inside of a pencil sharpener, and nasty baloney Words are like popcorn Some of them have…

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MondayDecember 2018

In December, Dr. Naimah Wade, 826michigan’s Executive Director, was interviewed by radio legend Paul W. Smith, whose voice is recognizable across the region because of his work on the airwaves of WJR. We hope that you’ll take the time to listen to this wonderful conversation. Running time is 6 minutes…

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MondayDecember 2018

Happy December! We’ve made it to the end of another 2018! It is with gratefulness and joy that we appreciate Strategic Staffing Solutions in this end-of-year month for their contributions to support 826michigan’s programs in Detroit. This school year, Strategic Staffing Solutions awarded us grant funding for our Detroit Tutoring…

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SaturdayDecember 2018

Hatt Merlino has been such a welcome part of the Detroit After-School Tutoring volunteer roster. Their calm demeanor has helped set such a good tone in our tutoring space in Detroit this year. They have a unique way of engaging students in a warm and attentive way, with a sensitivity…

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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