Maker Corps was designed to meet the demand for human capacity in organizations eager to embed making into their youth-oriented programs. In the past two years, Maker Ed has served more than 140,000 children and families by placing over 200 Maker Corps Members in 50 organizations across 24 states.
Maker Corps engages both organizations and their Maker Corps Members throughout the spring and summer by bringing them together through an online community to develop programs and projects and leading them through series of online training (both for the organization and the Maker Corps Members) that is complemented by a Possibility Box filled with tools and resources.
By applying to be a Host Site! Maker Corps Host Sites are organizations in the U.S. such as universities, science centers, children’s museums, schools, libraries, makerspaces, and other youth-serving agencies able to provide safe, creative environments, with the personal and social support necessary for each child to have a rich making experience. Host Sites provide day-to-day supervision of at least two Maker Corps Members who are employed at their site during the summer. Program Description, funding availability, and application can be found here. Application closes on January 30th, 2015.