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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WednesdayAugust 2018

ann arbor area community foundation logo

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, ensuring that it remains a transformative, fun writing experience designed to inspire students to enjoy writing while engaging in the hard work of doing it.

As our work continues to expand in both depth and breadth across Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, we remain grateful for the AAACF’s dedication to promoting arts and culture and supporting education, as these two investment foci of the foundation’s mission help to sustain 826michigan’s work that reaches nearly 3,000 students each year. There is so much work for us to continue to do to wire students in Southeast Michigan with a passion and skill for writing — we are so glad that the AAACF is committed to helping us do it.

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MondayJuly 2018

In one of our latest chapbooks, Spinach Doughnut, written by students in our Detroit After-School Tutoring program, there’s a very excellent story called “The Astronaut Who Loves Tacos.” Written by Alexis G, age 12, the story begins, “One afternoon an astronaut was in a rocket reading a book while he…

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WednesdayJune 2018

Is there anything more glorious than a Michigan summer? The glittering Great Lakes, the beaches of Belle Isle, the pine trees Up North. The smells of sunscreen and grilled hot dogs and fresh ink on the newly-bound pages of 826michigan’s latest publications. Yes, summer vacation is upon us, and we’re…

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MondayMay 2018

Now that spring has sprung in Detroit, at After-School Tutoring we’ve been putting down the baby carrots and pencils and venturing out into Eastern Market. The Robot Factory is surrounded by murals, and these works of art are perfect for mid-homework inspiration. Recently we went around the corner to the…

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WednesdayApril 2018

At 826michigan, reading and writing are at the heart of everything we do. When you stop by the Detroit Robot Factory this spring, you’ll find our front doors have been transformed into a gallery of art work and words celebrating this very idea. In this project, our After-School Tutoring students…

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FridayMarch 2018

The snow has melted (well, it did for a day or two), spring is on its way, but its always After-School Tutoring season at 826michigan! Monday through Thursday in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti, students shrug off their jackets, say hey to their tutor, grab some string cheese, and crack…

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ThursdayFebruary 2018

General operating support.  Friends, those are three words that make nonprofits weep tears of joy. The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has gifted 826michigan with such resources, and we assure you–—it makes so much of the magic in our spaces happen. For instance, unrestricted gifts—–the awesome definition of general operating…

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TuesdayJanuary 2018

(Photographer: Dianna Berggren) Mittenfest XII has grown a lot over twelve years, as has the clout behind many of the performers that have performed. However, without someone to make sure we can hear the bands, the whole festival is for naught. Enter Dave Menzo and Menzo Media. Dave has been supporting…

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FridayDecember 2017

Tis the season to celebrate terrific student writing! To that end, we once again have reason to appreciate the generosity of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs that makes it possible for us to reach thousands of students across Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit with creative writing programs…

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WednesdayNovember 2017

The start of this school year is unique in that we get to celebrate the fall launch of after-school tutoring TWO TIMES. In late September, we delighted at the start of Liberty Street Tutoring. This November, we are glad for a second launch period to welcome students back to Washington…

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