826michigan has received a grant of $150,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to help build the Detroit Robot Factory. The investment comes from the 2015 Knights Art Challenge and can be matched by members of the community. An ambitious project slated for Detroit’s Eastern Market District, the Factory will provide a student writing lab and retail store, staffed by members of the community, with a variety of programs planned around the neighborhood. On-site student programming is set to begin in early 2016.
826michigan is a non-profit dedicated to helping students in Southeast Michigan
ages six to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills
Volunteer recruitment and fundraising is ongoing;
learn more about their programs, and how to contribute, at 826michigan.org