To Empower low-income, low-literate individuals through skills, self-confidence, and awareness of rights, to be more informed consumers, entrepreneurs, employees and citizens.
- 3-D Printing Workshop at New Salvation Army Site, Chicago
October 22, 2015 saw the first workshop of any kind run at a brand-new facility -- let alone one o...
- New Workshops in Marion
IMMLP is offering is Mastering the Marketplace workshops with a new partner, ITG3D. Anyone interest...
- New Location in Marion, IL
Our Southern Illinois Marketplace Makerspace has recently moved into a new location -- a storefront...
The vision behind the program is detailed on in the presentation below:
We have established a marketplace literacy program and now set up maker spaces in rural and urban locations across Illinois. The partners listed below allow us to leverage areas of expertise across the University. UI Extension Unit 27 and Bethel New Life in Chicago are the implementation partners
This is a collaborative, change-oriented program, drawing expertise from across multiple disciplines for outreach into disadvantaged communities. We aim to empower members of these communities to participate in the marketplace by enhancing their “making” literacy.