In 2018, we found an amazing partner in LA Makerspace – so much so, that we invited them to become a part of the Two Bit Circus Foundation!
As a program within Two Bit Circus Foundation, LA Makerspace allows us to exponentially increase our community outreach, specifically in the Makerspace STEAM Labs we’ve been installing all over California for years.
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.
Our mission is to make sure all youth in L.A. have 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 primary partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library System and County of Los Angeles Library (160 branches total). Our curriculum for library staffers enables them to become Makerspace leaders too — we are “making more makers.”