We are Makers: committed to empowering our communities with the tools, training, and location to shape materials and their own futures.
For over seven years, we've been making a difference in Akron by connecting entrepreneurs to the hands-on and technical skills needed to launch their businesses, partnering with civic and government initiatives, and connecting area non-profits with our network of makers.
We've done all of this largely on the strength of our awesome members - folks who have shown time and again that, despite the challenges, we'll make it work.
And so far, we have - but we're ready to show that we can do so much more.
We've upgraded our location: 10,000 square feet of downtown space. This gives us the area we need for more and better equipment, and to expand our training programs and classes.
We need you.
Specifically, we need you to believe that, together, We Make Akron. Our vision is to make a space that is better-equipped, safer, and more accessible.
That means buying newer, more up-to-date equipment, with state-of-the-art safety features. It means working with communities to ensure the space is open and accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of ability or circumstance.
We know we can't do that alone. So we're asking you to help. Please, help us raise one dollar for each square foot of our new location. Your contribution helps transform an old factory floor into a space where anyone can bring their ideas into reality.