Maker Corps 2015 at North Logan Library

Maker Ed is thrilled to welcome North Logan Library as a 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 experiences and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below is […]

DIY Girls in Los Angeles, CA

by Luz Rivas, Founder and Executive Director DIY Girls: Making, Playing and Exploring DIY Girls’ mission is to increase girls’ interest in technology, engineering and making through innovative educational experiences. DIY Girls develops and implements educational programs designed to promote girls’ early engagement and exploration with technology, encourage self-confidence and support aspiration to technical careers. […]

Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA

by K-Fai Steele, Teen Programming Specialist Maker Jawn Initiative at the Free Library of Philadelphia The Free Library of Philadelphia is proud to be a returning Maker Ed Host Site for summer 2014, through its Maker Jawn Initiative. The mission of the Free Library is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision […]

Keene Public Library in Keene, NH

by Lyndsey Runyan, Teen Services Librarian Keene Public Library is excited to welcome two new Maker Corp Members to our library for a summer of awesome making, creating, and tinkering with kids and teens. Our library serves as an education, cultural, and social center where citizens of all walks of life come together and learn. Around four […]

Millvale Community Library in Millvale, PA

by Lisa Seel, Millvale Community Library   Millvale Community Library (MCL) is excited to be a Maker Corps Host Site for Summer, 2014, and will be welcoming two Maker Corps Members to our family!  Millvale Community Library is a small, community-oriented library located just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since opening our doors to the public in […]

Maker Corps at Evanston Public Library

by Renee Neumeier | Young Adult Librarian Supervisor   Evanston Public Library (epl.org) is very pumped to be returning as a Maker Corps Host Site in 2014! Once again the library will be hosting two Maker Corps members.   Evanston Public Library is located in the diverse community of Evanston, Illinois.  The library has one main branch downtown […]

Celebrating Our Maker Corps Mentor Class of 2013

By Steve Davee, Director of Education and Communications 19 States. 34 Host Sites. 108 Maker Corps Mentors.   As our pilot summer of Maker Corps winds down, we at Maker Ed would like to take this opportunity to thank and officially acknowledge our Maker Corps Members and their newly earned status as “Maker Corps Mentors.” […]

Making as a Celebration: Increasing Access to Creative Technology at the Free Library of Philadelphia

 By K-Fai Steele, Free Library of Philadelphia It’s easy to focus on Philadelphia’s deficits: it is the most impoverished of the top-ten large cities in the United States: 28% of Philadelphians (between 430,000 and 440,000 people) live below the federal poverty line. 39% percent (135,000) of those people are children. 23 public schools closed this […]

The Free Library of Philadelphia: A Maker Corps Host Site Providing Meaningful Experiences for Teens

By K-Fai Steele, Free Library of Philadelphia   How can the Library have a meaningful impact on a teen in Philadelphia? How can we leverage resources to democratize creative learning in every neighborhood in the city? What does it take to fulfill the Free Library’s mission—to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity—to teens?   […]