What’s Happening April

Welcome back to our ongoing series highlighting “What’s Happening” at our Maker VISTA sites. Each blog, posted monthly will quickly introduce what our subsites have been up to during the past month, and include a link for more information. Welcome back to our ongoing series highlighting “What’s Happening” at our Maker VISTA sites. Each blog, […]

Maker Ed Rebrands: A New Emphasis and Focus for our Organization

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    Remember that big announcement we promised earlier this week? Here it is: Maker Ed has got a brand new brand! Why rebrand? In the nearly three years since Maker Ed was founded, our organization has grown immensely. We’ve established three programs (Maker Corps, Maker VISTA, Young Makers), started the Open Portfolio Project, launched […]

Cognizant Announces Support of 15 Maker Corps Host Sites in 2015

Today, Cognizant announced its sponsorship of 15 of our Maker Corps Host Sites in 2015, as part of its ongoing initiatives to inspire student interest in STEM careers. This support will enable Maker Ed’s Maker Corps program to provide increased access to maker education at Host Sites in new communities –– including communities in rural and underserved areas –– […]

What’s Happening March

Welcome back to our ongoing series highlighting “What’s Happening” at our Maker VISTA sites. Each blog, posted monthly will quickly introduce what our subsites have been up to during the past month, and include a link to more information. Maker VISTA is dedicated to eradicating poverty and supports Maker Ed’s mission for all youth to […]

The Maker VISTA Project Expands

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In May 2015, the Maker VISTA community will welcome four new sites and six VISTA members to join its vision in transforming education for poverty-stricken communities. The Maker VISTA Project is transforming education nationwide for youth disadvantaged by poverty through Maker Education. The project’s ambitious mission will be strengthened in scale and reach with  the […]

Announcing the Launch of the Maker Ed Directory

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  Last week, in conjunction with the White House Science Fair and in partnership with The Connectory, we announced our plans to launch a directory that would help families discover maker education opportunities in their area. Today, we are thrilled to share the launch of the Maker Ed Directory! Hosted on our online Resource Library, […]

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The Maker VISTA Project, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service and as part of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, strives to create conditions that empower youth to learn and access opportunities through maker education. VISTA members and our Maker Ed VISTA Leader work on the ground with communities around the nation to build […]

Maker Corps 2015 at Children’s Science Center Lab

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Maker Ed is thrilled to welcome the Children’s Science Center as a new Maker Corps Host Site in 2015. For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below is a glimpse […]

Open Portfolios: Full Research Brief Series

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Maker Ed, in conjunction with Indiana University’s Creativity Labs and the National Working Group, along with the generous, unwavering support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, is thrilled to officially release the full Open Portfolio Project Research Brief Series. Since this stage of work began in October 2013, the research, visits, and discussions have uncovered […]