Mobile Makers Chicago
Chicago, IL

Mobile Makers Chicago (MMC) organizes the “Strength in Community Pop-Up,” a mobile classroom initiative that actively involves youth ages 8–18 in design activities that foster discussions about space, place, belonging, and positive community change. The classroom on wheels travels to outdoor community events to reach youth in disinvested areas and who identify as LGBTQ+, female, Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. MMC’s goal is to engage youth in design through play, allowing them unrestricted freedom of expression and providing necessary materials at no cost. Instructors at the Strength in Community Pop-Up events—designers from communities underrepresented in the design field—serve as role models, answering questions from those interested in a career in design. 

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