Our Mission

To offer all youth in L.A. the opportunity to learn STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) skills.
The “Maker” education style is a project-based and confidence-building way to learn challenging concepts.
These kinds of skills transfer well to 21st century jobs, because Maker projects unlock innovative abilities!
All people have unique talent and different ways of thinking and visualizing solutions from others.
LA Makerspace is a way to celebrate this together as a community.

LA Makerspace is based in Maker culture: Taking hands-on creativity a step beyond do-it-yourself, we believe that Makers are at their best working in community, where ideas and resources can be shared.

LA Makerspace’s mission is to offer all youth in L.A. the opportunity to learn STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) skills. The “Maker” education style is a project-based and confidence-building way to learn challenging concepts. These kinds of skills transfer well to 21st century jobs, because Maker projects unlock innovative abilities! All people have unique talent and different ways of thinking and visualizing solutions from others. LA Makerspace is a way to celebrate this together as a community.

We are currently working in partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library System and County of Los Angeles Library (154 branches total). Our curriculum for library staffers enables them to become Makerspace leaders too with our “Make-the-Maker” program.

By helping the libraries create self-sustaining cultures of Maker learning, we equip them to integrate STEAM into what they already do.

Making Style Education

Making comes out of the Maker Movement, a global community of people dedicated to DIY, innovation, and the joy of creating things. Making can be anything you dream up, from cooking to coding! Maker-style Education is learning by doing, in a problem-based format motivated by the child’s own interest and curiosity. It can be used to teach many skills, but most importantly, it teaches how to learn.

When you learn in a Maker style, you learn Resilience, Confidence, Innovation and Creativity. When you make a project hands-on, you quickly learn that “failure” is just information to help you improve your design and try again. And when you succeed in solving the problems that come up in making, you learn you are able to solve all kinds of problems, in your schoolwork and in all areas of life. There is no “right way,” you learn how to invent new ways.