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Space and place for social impact: This month we take a special look at ‘The Workplace’ purpose

Jul. 9, 2019 1:12 pm

Space and place for social impact: This month we take a special look at ‘The Workplace’

Is your workplace shaped by your organization's design, its connection to community, its creativity and innovation? Does your company culture give a nod to your activist roots? In July, we examine "The Workplace" as part of our editorial calendar.
This nonprofit is furnishing affordable homes with furniture built by former inmates purpose

Nov. 1, 2016 12:47 pm

This nonprofit is furnishing affordable homes with furniture built by former inmates

Meet Furnishing a Future, a NextFab-based nonprofit helping formerly homeless individuals feel comfortable while getting returning citizens jobs.
3 initiatives making NextFab look more and more like a social enterprise purpose

Oct. 21, 2016 12:37 pm

3 initiatives making NextFab look more and more like a social enterprise

"Projects with Purpose" is the makerspace's year-old "code-named initiative" for helping members actualize personal social mission.
Best Stories of 2014: Staff Picks purpose

Jan. 2, 2015 12:30 pm

Best Stories of 2014: Staff Picks

Here's a list of the Generocity.org's favorite stories from 2014.
An Update on Philadelphia School Makerspaces Funded by Crowdfunding funding

Oct. 20, 2014 11:41 am

An Update on Philadelphia School Makerspaces Funded by Crowdfunding

Last May, Generocity.org interviewed two Philadelphia-based teachers about how they were using crowdfunding to create makerspaces for students in their schools. Here’s an update on how both teachers have gone on to create successful maker spaces: Klint Kanopka at the Academy at Palumbo High School Klint Kanopka, a physics teacher at the magnet school Academy […]
Event: Give where you Live! Come to NextFab’s Open House funding

Jun. 6, 2014 12:57 pm

Event: Give where you Live! Come to NextFab’s Open House

NextFab‘s seven-week youth program designed to teach students maker skills is coming to end. The maker space, also called the “gym for innovators,”  is hosting an open house to celebrate student projects completed for the program and also fund-raise an initiative to create maker spaces within public schools. (Generocity covered this initiative in a previous […]
Philadelphia Science Teachers Use Crowdfunding Campaigns to Start Makerspaces in Schools funding

May 2, 2014 11:00 am

Philadelphia Science Teachers Use Crowdfunding Campaigns to Start Makerspaces in Schools

The makerspace at Academy at Palumbo Klint Kanopka, a physics teacher at Academy at Palumbo, a magnet school in Philadelphia, has always learned best by doing. In his classroom, he has his students build and design things in order to learn different concepts. “My goal has always been to make it [physics] accessible and applicable to what […]

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