A Weekend of Making at Maker VISTA Partner Site Drew Charter: STEAM Day + DESIGNORAMA

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The holistic experience of making that is somehow able to integrate the learner’s mind and body, along with the efforts and energies of fellow learners and community members was undeniably achieved and excitingly evident during a recent STEAM extravaganza weekend held at Maker VISTA partner site, Drew Charter School, in Atlanta. Powered by the school’s […]

Maker Moments: March 2017

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Making MAKING Happen Through Maker VISTA  Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker education. Maker VISTA members serve at partner sites around the country to impact organizations and the wider community through partnership development, volunteer recruitment, community building, resource creation, educator training, and much more. Bethune Middle School At Bethune Middle School in […]

Intention and Impact at Grass Valley’s Black History Month Family Maker Night

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This past Thursday, Maker VISTA partner site Grass Valley Elementary School in Oakland, CA held a Black History Month Family Maker Night & Heritage Potluck. This event featured a little bit of everything—making, breaking bread, discussion—and a whole lot of one thing: intention. From the night’s theme of honoring and exploring historic and modern contributions […]

Black History Month: Making, Movement, & Community Connection

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February is Black History Month and a fitting, prime time for tying in classroom content while calling out the crucial contributions of diverse voices and visions in making. So many African American inventors, scholars, artists, writers, leaders, doers, makers—all those known to us and commonly referenced during this month, and all those unseen, unheard, unspoken […]

Maker Moments: January 2017

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Making MAKING Happen Through Maker VISTA  Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker education. Maker VISTA members serve at partner sites around the country to impact organizations and the wider community through partnership development, volunteer recruitment, community building, resource creation, educator training, and much more. Bethune Middle School At Bethune Middle School in […]

Maker Moments: December 2016

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Making MAKING Happen Through Maker VISTA  Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker education. Maker VISTA members serve at partner sites around the country to impact organizations and the wider community through partnership development, volunteer recruitment, community building, resource creation, educator training, and much more. Computers 4 Kids At Computers4Kids (C4K) in Charlottesville, […]