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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WednesdayNovember 2017

the Toyota USA Foundation is supporter of the month

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 Street Tutoring in Ypsilanti! It gives us an extra special way to acknowledge the generous support 826michigan receives from the Toyota USA Foundation to make our after-school tutoring programs possible.

Specifically, the Toyota USA Foundation will invest $150,000—distributed over three years—to Washtenaw-based After-school Tutoring. It is one of our most beloved and necessary programs for students. Just as exciting, the leadership at the Toyota USA Foundation has made a point to go beyond making a gift by actively and deliberately encouraging their team members to donate their time in our writing and tutoring labs, volunteering alongside our students.

In early October, 826michigan was invited into Toyota’s local offices in Ann Arbor to share the program experience with Toyota team members and explain the many ways that they could volunteer or even get their own students involved in our programs. Toyota provides up to two full weeks of time for team members to volunteer throughout each year at any registered 501(c)3 nonprofit of their choice, and 826michigan is proud to be among the many mission-driven nonprofit options. We received a strong response at our presentation and anticipate seeing several vibrant Toyota team members soon in our Washtenaw-based programs.

What a great way to greet the middle of the semester, eh? We sure think so. Many thanks go out to the Toyota USA Foundation for their generous investment in our students. We celebrate the foundation as our November 2017 Supporter of the Month!

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SundayOctober 2017

  We love fall at 826michigan. It means seriously delicious apples and cider, amazing sweater weather, and a fresh school year to welcome so many students into our writing lab for field trips! This October, we recognize The Peck Foundation for its tremendous support in expanding our Field Trips program…

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FridaySeptember 2017

  The Born and Raised Detroit Foundation is a marvelous group of native Detroiters who, living locally but also in other US cities and abroad, have remained committed to supporting initiatives that contribute to building a stronger community and positive way of life throughout Detroit. Their idea to begin a foundation…

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FridayAugust 2017

There’s nothing like a slice of pizza to make writing fun and delicious—and Domino’s Pizza has filled so many happy young writers’ tummies throughout the school year and this summer through our Family Writing Labs. In fact, Domino’s has donated nearly two dozen pizzas for each Family Writing Lab event!…

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FridayJuly 2017

826michigan serves thousands of students across the region. Last year, we reached nearly 4,000 young writers in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit—before the Detroit Robot Factory even opened. Having now completed five months of full-time service across TWO 826michigan centers—–Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair and the Detroit Robot Factory—–it…

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ThursdayJune 2017

  One of the best things about running an 826 chapter in southeast Michigan is our proximity to the wonderful Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. In addition to fresh, locally-sourced, endlessly mouthwatering foods, Zingerman’s offers top-notch professional development through ZingTrain, and regularly gives back to the local community through community partnerships….

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SaturdayMay 2017

Love and light—those are the two words that come to mind when we think of Juan Martinez. His art is magical and his spirit overflows with warmth and kindness. We’re super fans. In our estimation, Juan is quite simply, a hero. With some specifics, our Executive Director Amanda Uhle would…

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TuesdayApril 2017

This April, we celebrate the Galens Medical Society for its much needed and substantial contribution to transportation funds in support of our Field Trips program. The Galens Medical Society has existed for more than a century to not only bridge the gap between medical students and medical faculty, but to…

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ThursdayMarch 2017

Friends, we are overjoyed to honor the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation as this month’s Supporter of the Month. There are several reasons why of course, but it is especially timely to recognize their contribution to our work in the heart of winter tutoring season. Most notably, the Michigan Masonic Charitable…

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WednesdayFebruary 2017

It may be easy to assume that 826michigan’s community is filled with fans of literary journals. That assumption is totally correct. There are several this writer reads frequently, particularly because literary journals are the keepers of incredible writing by many authors who are mere steps from hitting the NYT bestsellers…

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