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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.

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…

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…

TuesdayMarch 2017

From the Desk of Dr. T. Blotch Dear Guileless Readers,   I write to you today in an effort to help — this is not something I enjoy doing. But I have decided to take it upon myself to bring you wholly unsophisticated bunch up to speed (the lightspeed at…

ThursdayMarch 2017

826michigan presents FWIW: TRIVIA FOR CHEATERS! Sign up your team–or donate to the cause–on our easy-to-use Click and Pledge fundraiser page using the link below: ATTENTION, EVERYONE! In addition to supporting 826michigan’s free writing and tutoring programs serving 4,000 students across the region, ALL TRIVIA FOR CHEATERS DONORS will…

FridayFebruary 2016

It’s a balmy evening at the end of January in Detroit, Michigan—40 degrees at 6:00 pm. For locals, it’s a refreshing break from the Michigan mid-winter frost. One bold soul walks down the street in shorts and without a coat as children trickle into an old storefront to write stories….

WednesdayNovember 2013

We’re pleased to present 826michigan volunteer and School of Public Health student Jessi Carrothers with the inaugural Robotier of the Year award. Click here to learn more about her!

MondayJuly 2013

  Hello and welcome to the Month of the Designer at 826michigan! All July, we’ll be celebrating design at 826michigan and the people who bring it to life. Check back throughout the month for these features: A Grand Design: July’s Volunteer of the Month is Nick Mitchell! The Art of…

TuesdayMay 2013

Greetings readers! We know it has been a while — too long — since we published an essay on this blog, The Staple. Fortunately, staples don’t go bad. (As we can attest, given the state of our supply shelves.) And this essay will, we hope, be worth the wait. Magdalena…

WednesdayApril 2011

Several years ago, one of our favorite workshop leaders, Chris Hiltz, came up with the ingenious concept behind Michigan Science Theater 826. The workshop requires students to develop and record the soundtrack to a video clip where their amazing creativity usually results in gut-splitting hilarity. It was so popular that…

WednesdayMarch 2011

Workshop leaders Jane Hayes and Ami Walsh taught a fantastic 826michigan workshop in Nichols Arboretum in February of 2011, right in the middle of a glorious snow shower! After Jane led us through the Arb, Ami recorded our students reading the poetry they composed for the occasion (and some of…

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