“The Spirit of the Animal is in the Wheels” @ Metro Times

Imagine you’re a student at the end of an eight-hour school day. What could possibly compel you to tackle another couple of hours of schoolwork or tutoring with any sort of enthusiasm? How about a ride in a giant, metal, bicycle-powered pangolin? Nonprofit learning hub 826Michigan is all about providing access to school supplies, tutors, and […]

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826Michigan’s Detroit Robot Factory @ CultureSource

Fans of the 826Michigan franchise may have felt a little like Charlie from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, wondering when the long-anticipated Detroit Robot Factory would officially begin operations. Fear not, friends of fiction (and nonfiction!), the time is near! 826Michigan will soon open the doors on its Detroit location (after a ribbon-cutting […]

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Interview with Amanda Uhle of 826michigan @ Knight Arts blog

Image courtesy of 826michigan For the last decade, 826michigan has operated the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair in Ann Arbor, Mich.—just one in a network of locations across the state and country whose humorously nonsensical business facades front a series of reading and writing learning labs staffed by volunteer tutors. Last year, volunteers gave […]

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