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.
- The Dresner Foundation provided Starfish Family Services a $76,000 grant to support the implementation of phase two of their Trauma Smart® Program.
- Living Arts continues to support Transformative Out-of-School Arts Experiences for Detroit Youth and Families with a renewed grant from The Dresner Foundation.
- Through Bridge Project, the Tech Team program employs 30 high school students to teach technology classes to elementary school students. This career development program helps high school students develop workforce readiness and career skills.