What’s Happening, September 2015

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

What’s Happening, August 2015

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

What’s Happening, May & June 2015

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

VISTAGrad, July 2015

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This July, seven of our Maker VISTA Members will be concluding their 365 days of service. Our Maker VISTA members have exhibited passion, commitment and hard work by confronting poverty through collaborative development of organizational, administrative and financial capacity for their host organizations. Maker VISTA members worked onsite with their partner organization to foster collective […]

What’s Happening, April 2015

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

What’s Happening, March 2015

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Welcome back to our ongoing series highlighting “What’s Happening” at our Maker VISTA sites. Each monthly post 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 to create more opportunities for all […]

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 […]

What’s Happening, February 2015

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“What’s Happening” – an ongoing series that highlights the happenings at our Maker VISTA subsites. Each post provides a monthly update that includes a link for more information. In Brief – The Maker VISTA Project tackles poverty by propagating maker education into high-poverty communities across the US by providing capacity-building services to our partners. Our partners, […]

FabLab at Castlemont High

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Reusing comes in all shapes and forms. Cardboard boxes can become robot bodies, mason jars make great candle holders, and sometimes, old ROTC shooting ranges can become aquaponics gardens, if you have the right imagination. The new FabLab at Castlemont High School in Eastmont, Oakland is now open! I got a chance to attend their Open […]