Maker Ed and Digital Promise Announce Progress on Maker Promise

PRESS RELEASE Over 1,400 Schools Sign the Maker Promise to Grow America’s Nation of Makers Washington, D.C., Friday, June 17, 2016 – Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in education, and Maker Ed, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering educators to facilitate engaging learning experiences with youth through maker education, today announced […]

Beyond VISTA, Maker VISTA Profile Series: Brandan Aldridge


A preview of Brandan’s interview that gives us a glimpse of his passion towards youth development.   This post is part of an on-going series called Beyond VISTA, where we highlight the work that our Maker VISTA members and subsite supervisors are doing within the Maker VISTA community and beyond. We focus in on their personal interests […]

Open Portfolio Project’s Phase 2 launches!

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After many months of eager anticipation, we are thrilled to announce that we have the unique opportunity to continue our work on the Open Portfolio Project. With immense thanks to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Phase 2 of the project has recently begun! Back in collaboration with Indiana University’s Creativity Labs, led by Dr. […]

What’s Happening, May & June 2015


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


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 […]

Introduction to Maker Ed’s Educator Advisory Committee

We’re so excited to introduce Maker Ed’s Educator Advisory Committee (EAC). We established the EAC because we know that the input and perspectives of on-the-ground maker educators are critical to the effectiveness of the support we provide and to the success of our mission. Members include: Andrew Coy, Executive Director, Digital Harbor Foundation, Baltimore, MD […]