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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MondayOctober 2018

Cheerrotary club of ann arbor logos to local Rotarians! 826michigan is grateful this month for the support of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor in our Washtenaw-based Publications Program!

Not only do members of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor sometimes volunteer in our Liberty Street Writing Lab alongside our bright students, but they also consistently invest funds to make it possible to publish the work 826michigan students create, thereby amplifying students’ voices. In addition to giving students a visible platform to communicate across audiences and communities, our Publications Program enables students to become better writers, more creative thinkers and problem solvers, confident advocates for their own well-being and that of others, and enthusiastic collaborators.

In addition to donating time and money to our work, our local Rotarians spread a great deal of joy wherever they go. (This is an especially useful temperament for our many robots to experience; warmth and sincerity are certainly key to developing full sentience.) We are grateful to not only benefit from the tangible resources that the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor shares with us, but also the positivity nurtured whenever their members are around.

Many thanks go out to the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor for their investment in 826michigan. We are happy to recognize its good work!

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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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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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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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115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3463
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 818-0255