We hope that everyone is staying safe and taking care of each other during these trying times! We are doing our best to stay positive and keep moving forward.
Who We Are
Chicago Mobile Makers is a nonprofit organization that offers free and low-cost youth workshops in Chicago. We create programming that encourages youth to become advocates and change-makers in their own communities through design-focused skill-building and problem-solving workshops. We currently host entry-level workshops within classrooms around the city and we're constructing the Chicago Mobile Makerspace - a retrofitted step van stocked with all the tools needed to design, build, and make - which will allow us to greatly expand our reach and capabilities.
How We're Being Affected by COVID-19
We hosted our last workshop session for the foreseeable future on March 12th. All operations have been halted since then which is devastating for a couple of reasons. We LOVE what we do and it's been hard not being in classrooms every week. We're also expecting a large decrease in revenue this spring. We were completely booked which means we could confidently pay employees and finish the construction project we're right in the middle of. We're doing our best to adapt to this situation and we've developed a Plan B, C, and D, but we don't know when we'll be able to resume normal in-person workshops and have cash flow again. We're a small and young nonprofit which means we don't have access to many large grants. We really need your help!
How You Can Help
Please consider donating to help us get through this uncertain time. Any amount makes a difference. If you can't help monetarily, please SHARE this campaign with your friends and family!
Learn more about us at chicagomobilemakers.org.