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 […]

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 […]

Maker Ed Expands Reach of AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership

New VISTA Members will impact thousands in high poverty communities throughout the United States By Rachel Goldman Alper, Director of Strategic Alliances The Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) will expand its AmeriCorps VISTA project from its California focus to include five underserved communities throughout the United States.  Ten new VISTA members and a VISTA leader […]

See SAM Grow: Saturdays at the Sanger SAM Academy

  by Janet Miller and Victoria Cortez SAM’s doors opened in late September and her VISTAs, Janet and Victoria, arrived on November 25, 2013. While walls were still being painted, the show went on for “OSOT,” one of the thousand or so acronyms the VISTAs are still learning but “out-of-school-time” is what SAM is all […]

#40Forward: Maker Ed’s female-focused efforts for 2014

At Maker Ed, we believe that every child is a maker. We aim to celebrate the inclusivity of making, and this month in particular, we are highlighting our work with female makers, supported by a boost from Google for Entrepreneurs’ #40Forward campaign. Encouraging more women and girls to participate in the maker movement is part of […]

Who is Jeremy…

Hello Maker World, I’m Jeremy, the “middle child” of the three new staff members of the Maker Ed Family.  I am truly happy to be joining Maker Ed as the first VISTA Leader.  You may be thinking, what’s a VISTA?  Good question!  AmeriCorps VISTAs are individuals dedicated to eliminating poverty within the United States.  We […]

Maker Corps Host Sites in Miami, FL

A S.T.E.A.M.ing hot Maker Ed coalition is coming to Miami! Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, MIAMade at The LAB Miami, and REM Learning Center’s Play Make Share Program are proud to be teaming up with Maker Education Initiative to kickstart Maker Education in Miami-Dade County Florida. As hosts of the Maker Corps Summer […]