My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for 826 Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
826michigan is an amazing organization, powered by a tiny staff plus hundreds of volunteers (like me!). Volunteers and staff provide tutoring, work with teachers and students in classrooms, hold incredible workshops, publish students' writing in actual books, and basically do whatever it takes to help students shine through their writing...and all for free.
Every student has a voice that is uniquely theirs. 826 helps them express it and gives them confidence that their voice is important. It's wonderful to see how students respond to having their writing nurtured by the exceptional programming that 826 provides, and by the sincere and dedicated volunteers that make it happen.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
...working at the robot store. I love explaining what 826 is all about and seeing people's eyes light up! Also, I'm often at the store while workshops are going on, which gives me a chance to hear how interesting the workshops are and how excited students get about writing.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Hire additional staff, if funding was available!