We are planning for the pilot of a teen makerspace production program that will include a design track which will make STEAM kits for the makerspace for kids and a production track that will make customer gifts for companies. Our goal will be to help create more sustainable programming for kids and youth. We have our first corporate client, ideas for gifts, and a 3D laser cutter. We have also posted for a business plan review on this site and would love a facilitated marketing strategy session.
This project is important because it will help us to build long term sustainability for our kids and teen makerspaces.
Maverick Landing Community Services (MLCS) is a multi-service organization with a primary focus on helping children, youth, and adults to build 21st-century skills. Our mission is to enhance the lives of the culturally and economically diverse residents of Maverick Landing, East Boston, and surrounding communities by:
+Motivating people to achieve economic, educational, and personal goals.
+Linking people to support systems.
+Creating leadership opportunities
+Strengthening youth, families, and community.
Our family support-based model of building 21st century skills runs from zero to adulthood:
Early Care (0-5) with a Family Nurturing program for parents and playgroups in Arabic & Spanish, implemented in collaboration with BPS Countdown to Kindergarten.
Children (7-12): after-school and summer program offering academic support, socioemotional development, and STEM engagement.
Teen Programs (13-18): a workforce development and social enterprise program that helps teens build 21st century skills to advance their educational and economic goals.
Adult Programs: English Innovations, a tech-infused language learning model; the Work, Tech and Life Skills program helps adults with digital job search, setting up a LinkedIn profile and digitizing resumes and portfolios through EastieCoders- a front end website development study group.
We have also begun to host regular social events to build social capital and community cohesion, supporting the success of our programs and providing us with volunteer support from the community.