By Rachel Goldman Alper, Director of Strategic Alliances
March 3, 2014: It may be snowing outside as I write this, but March holds the promise of the big thaw and lots of exciting springtime growth. In that spirit, Maker Ed is partnering with Rally.org to promote the fundraising efforts of a selection of our Maker Corps Host Sites and Maker VISTA Hub Sites.
Rally.org is an easy to use storytelling platform that’s designed to empower individuals and groups to fundraise and build social awareness on a large scale.
Here at Maker Ed we make a lot of things, but this year we are hoping that March will be a Month of Making Money at our participating sites, allowing them to deepen the important work they do in the communities they serve.
The participating sites are:
Digital Harbor Foundation in Baltimore, MD is a youth-centered makerspace that wants to provide scholarships for Baltimore youth to attend MakerCamp 2014.
Keene Public Library in Keene, NH serves as an education, cultural, and social center where citizens of all walks of life come together to learn in our small yet thriving New Hampshire town.
Maker Guilds in Los Angeles, CA after school programs, guilds, and camps improve children’s innovative and critical thinking mindset skills, teach them to accept and embrace failure, and prepare them for a rapidly changing future.
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami, FL is striving to introduce new making experiences that they believe will bring families together to create an open ended learning environment through hands-on projects.
Newark Museum in Newark, NJ is where art and science meet. The largest museum in the state, we are dedicated to using our collections to inspire innovative making and creative problem solving through school, out-of-school and public programs.
SAM Academy in Sanger, CA reaches out to underserved children during out-of-school time and offers children enrichment activities in science, art, and music programs otherwise not accessible at home or in school.
SASTEMIC in San Antonio, TX has a goal to reach underserved populations and provide students with access to modern technologies such as 3D printers, rapid prototyping circuit boards, and computer coding.
To introduce the Month of Making Money, Rally.org is featuring Maker Ed’s partnership on their homepage today and has provided easy access to be able to donate to any of the sites by highlighting them on Maker Ed’s own special Rally.org page.
The organizations that work with Maker Ed on our Maker Corps and Maker VISTA programs do tremendous work to help reach the vision of every child a maker. We hope you will consider supporting them today!