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 […]

Cognizant Announces Support of 15 Maker Corps Host Sites in 2015

Today, Cognizant announced its sponsorship of 15 of our Maker Corps Host Sites in 2015, as part of its ongoing initiatives to inspire student interest in STEM careers. This support will enable Maker Ed’s Maker Corps program to provide increased access to maker education at Host Sites in new communities –– including communities in rural and underserved areas –– […]

The Maker VISTA Project Expands


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 […]

Announcing the Launch of the Maker Ed Directory


  Last week, in conjunction with the White House Science Fair and in partnership with The Connectory, we announced our plans to launch a directory that would help families discover maker education opportunities in their area. Today, we are thrilled to share the launch of the Maker Ed Directory! Hosted on our online Resource Library, […]

Maker Corps 2015 at Children’s Science Center Lab


Maker Ed is thrilled to welcome the Children’s Science Center as a new 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 activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below is a glimpse […]

Open Portfolios: Full Research Brief Series

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Maker Ed, in conjunction with Indiana University’s Creativity Labs and the National Working Group, along with the generous, unwavering support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, is thrilled to officially release the full Open Portfolio Project Research Brief Series. Since this stage of work began in October 2013, the research, visits, and discussions have uncovered […]