826 Michigan

aka 826michigan   |   Ann Arbor, MI   |  www.826michigan.org

Mission

826michigan inspires school-aged students to write confidently and skillfully with the help of adult volunteers in their communities. Our writing and tutoring programs uphold a culture of creativity and imagination and support students in establishing strong habits of mind. Through publication and community engagement, we provide students with an authentic and enthusiastic audience for their writing. Our programs provide an energizing creative outlet for students and meaningful volunteer opportunities for community members. We believe that with one-on-one attention from caring adults, students improve their academic performance, develop a sense of belonging, and discover the unique value of their voices.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Ms Amanda Uhle

Main address

115 E. Liberty Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA

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EIN

20-1963960

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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Tutoring and Writing Programs

826michigan serves students in public school classrooms, libraries, community centers, and our colorful, inviting writing lab in downtown Ann Arbor. We are committed to designing creative writing programs that are accessible to students of all backgrounds and that reflect our signature brand of high-quality, engaging literacy education. Although open to everyone, our programs are specifically targeted toward public school students, low-income students, and students with special needs. We offer the following services, all for free:

After-school Drop-in Tutoring: 826michigan offers free homework help every weekday at our downtown Ann Arbor site behind the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair, at beezy’s cafe in downtown Ypsilanti, and soon in our Detroit Robot Factory in Detroit's Eastern Market.

Field Trips: 826michigan regularly welcomes a public school classroom to our center to experience a high-energy field trip during which they write and bind their own books.

In-school Projects: Volunteers are organized on a continual basis to assist public school teachers and students right where they need it most—in their classrooms. Volunteers lower the adult-to-student ratio in under-resourced environments, providing valuable extra eyes and ears as well as individualized attention for struggling students.

Workshops: 826michigan offers free workshops that provide in-depth instruction in a variety of areas often excluded from traditional school curricula, from the silly to the serious.

Professional-grade Publishing Opportunities: Our publishing program is designed to help students experience, appreciate, practice, and recognize great writing. Our publications are written by students and professionally designed and bound, resulting in a polished product that honors students’ writing. To keep up with the incredible stories being produced constantly in all of our programs, we maintain a robust publishing schedule that includes two major professionally-bound publications, dozens of informal chapbooks, and quarterly issues of two digital journals each year.

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826 Michigan

Board of directors
as of 11/6/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kana Osaki-Greenawalt

Will Longsworth

Barton Malow

Nicole de Beaufort

EarlyWorks

Sean Emery

Mindfield

Jennifer Howard

Development, University of Michigan, College of LSA

Danielle North

Educating Detroit Now

Kana Osaki-Greenawalt

Community Member; former Managing Director for National Strategy, Teach For America

Lacie Sandstrom

Google

Matt VanWasshnova

Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Lara Zielin

Editorial Director, College of LSA, University of Michigan

Adrian Ohmer

Invest Detroit Ventures

Joe Malcoun

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