Supporter of the Month

Care to meet the generous people and businesses whom we’ve honored as 826michigan Supporters of the Month?

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MondayJanuary 2017

yelp foundation gives local logo

There are few better ways to begin a new year than to say THANKS SO MUCH to those who offer us their invaluable support. To kick off 2017, we want to send out a rousing cheer to the Yelp Foundation for its gift of $3,000 to 826michigan! It’s a gift we were awarded thanks to a finalist nomination from the Yelp Foundation during their Give Local event at the end of 2016. (We must also acknowledge the enduring support of the e-voting public for our strong showing throughout Yelp’s Give Local event. That totally means the fantastic person reading these words right now. Thank you, friend!)

yelp logoA $3,000 grant is not the only way that Yelp has made a deliberate investment in 826michigan, though. For multiple years now, Yelp has been one of several sponsors for Mittenfest—our signature winter music festival that celebrates Michigan-made music and raises funds for 826michigan programming across Ypsilanti. Beyond consistent Mittenfest sponsorship, the company has historically gone out of its way to inform us of awesome volunteer recruitment venues—namely the super fun Yelp Helps event—which gathers dozens of incredible nonprofits under one roof, surrounds them with the most celebrated food and beverage vendors in the region, and then opens the doors to the general public so that they can enjoy great eats and beats while deciding where to volunteer. What we’re saying is, Yelp is far more than a website to check reviews before heading out to dinner. It’s truly an organization with a focus on community and we deeply appreciate the attention and concrete investment that Yelp has given to 826michigan.

The generosity of the Yelp Foundation’s $3,000 gift this quarter will certainly pay dividends in the tremendous writing of our students that is on its way this winter and spring. We can hardly wait to read what they will produce and we are thrilled to put this donation to work! Thank you, Yelp, for all of your support. This January, we celebrate you!

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ThursdayDecember 2016

So much of 2016 has been a celebration of the outstanding growth into which 826michigan has expanded—thanks in part to the consistent and enthusiastic support of friends like you. To end this action-packed year, we could think of no better Supporter(s) of the Month to honor than all who pitched…

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TuesdayNovember 2016

We’ve been talking about it a lot lately, but we’re so thrilled to have finally opened the Detroit Robot Factory!e It’s been eleven years in the making and we are bursting at the seams in anticipation of the many students who will join us soon to craft the next generation…

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SaturdayOctober 2016

October 2016 will forever stand as one of our favorite months in the entire history of 826michigan because it’s the month when we FINALLY got to cut the ribbon to the Detroit Robot Factory! It’s no secret that we’re thrilled about it, as evidenced by our talking about it HERE,…

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ThursdaySeptember 2016

The Detroit Public Library is an invaluable resource for the entire region, providing books, educational programs, and community events, to all who enter its doors. Of the twenty-two Branch locations across the city, 826michigan is privileged to have offered programs at five of them—Campbell, Franklin, Redford, Skillman, and the Main….

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MondayAugust 2016

Inside 826michigan’s writing and tutoring lab on Liberty Street, The Lunch Room makes mouths and hearts water. It’s because the inviting eatery serves up a bountiful portion of community giving along with its delectable vegan fare. Last month, for five Saturday night dinner services in a row, restaurateurs Phillis Engelbert…

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FridayJuly 2016

Stroh’s. For most, the name calls to mind the spectacular beer dynasty that was founded in Detroit in 1850 and operated for more than 100 years. For 826michigan though, it invokes thoughts of an artist and author who has decided to use her creative gifts to make a tangible impact…

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FridayJune 2016

With great joy, we celebrate and acknowledge the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs! Their grant programs and awards to 826michigan have helped make our free writing and publishing programs possible for school-aged students in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit. The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA)…

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SundayMay 2016

  826michigan is able to offer free writing and tutoring programs to more than 3,200 students across Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit because of the tremendous generosity of individuals and the enthusiastic support of businesses throughout all three communities. Alley Bar is one such business. This year, Alley Bar has…

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FridayApril 2016

Choosing only one Supporter of the Month–every single month–is super difficult in the best possible way. Every three weeks or so, 826michigan staff wrestle over which business or community champion to single out for their tremendous contribution to our students. You might imagine that we’ve amassed a huge circle of…

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