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Ann Arbor-Based Non-Profit 826michigan Gets Website Makeover



Perficient recently donated its time and resources to make over the 826michigan ( website. The site redesign aimed to provide the 826michigan team with the tools necessary to efficiently manage its content while also delivering an enhanced experience for website visitors and volunteers.

Several of us here “have volunteered with 826michigan in some capacity over the years, and we had all noticed ways in which its site could be improved,” says Adam Kempa, senior agency manager with Perficient Digital. “We wanted to give the 826michigan staff the tools to more easily manage the website and online workshop registrations, hopefully freeing up more time for working with students.” Adam adds, “It’s nice to work for an agency that’s willing to take on projects that help the local community.”

826michigan is a chapter of 826 National, a network of 826 organizations in eight cities. The organization was founded in 2002 by award-winning author Dave Eggers and educator Ninive Calegari. “We feel enormously grateful to enjoy their partnership and to benefit from their brilliant team’s technical and creative efforts,” says 826michigan executive director Amanda Uhle. “We’re so proud that 826michigan constituents who use our website can now see a really perfect articulation of our brand in a site that’s organized and helpful, friendly and vibrant, and visually engaging. We strive to do and be all of these things in our free writing and tutoring programs for school-aged students.”

826michigan is an organization dedicated to providing free educational programs to students aged 6-18, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 826michigan’s services are volunteer-driven and structured around the idea that strong writing skills are essential to success in school and life.

For more information about 826michigan programs, or to become a volunteer, please visit

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