The 826michigan Detroit Robot Factory ribbon cutting was held on October 5, 2016 complete with flowers and snacks, hard hats for the little ones, joyous sounds from the Detroit Party Marching Band, and even a giant metal bear on wheels. Detroit student author Cassidy Vega did the honors of cutting a giant red ribbon with 826 co-founder Dave Eggers looking on, and the party continued inside our new tutoring and writing lab upstairs.
- Detroit Employment Solution’s Corporation’s Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program will be able to connect over 1,000 at-risk youth 14 –15 years old with local employers and other organizations with a grant from the Dresner Foundation.
- The Detroit Food Academy expanded its School-Based Leadership Program which guides students through the process of building their own triple-bottom-line food business.
- Jewish Family Service of Colorado received a grant to assist with their summer free lunch program, Lunchbox Express, for underserved children.