Spanish-Language MLP Lessons Across Illinois

Thanks to the efforts of our instructors Francisco Seufferheld and Jeannine Koninckx Horta, students of all ages in multiple cities in Illinois have been able to learn marketplace and maker literacy this summer. The three-week program has been connected to … Continued

New Technology Center Opens in Harrisburg

IMMLP recently worked with University of Illinois Extension to establish a new technology center to help promote economic development and innovation in Harrisburg, Illinois. The Community Innovation Center (CIC) combines marketplace and maker literacy with a maker lab to give area … Continued

Spanish-language Maker Class at Parkland

Francisco Seufferheld and Jeannine Koninckx have spent the past couple years translating IMMLP instructional materials into Spanish. Recently, they had an opportunity to bring that material to life at Parkland Community College in Champaign, where they taught a marketplace / maker … Continued

MBA Class Project in Southern Illinois

As we have made progress in community outreach, our education for students is taking shape. With much encouragement and initiative from Connie Beck and Ron Duncan, our Illinois Extension and field coordinators in Southern Illinois, we conducted an MBA class … Continued

Mastering the Marketplace at Bethel New Life

February 28 saw an excellent Mastering the Marketplace workshop at Bethel New Life in Chicago. The Chicago Housing Authority made it possible to offer the workshop to participants in their family self-sufficiency program. We look forward to continuing monthly workshops … Continued

Instructor’s Manuals Online!

Thanks to our dedicated team of authors and translators, a series of manuals for teaching marketplace and maker literacy in the United States is now available online in English and Spanish! The manuals include instructor’s and script manuals for marketplace … Continued

Marketplace literacy presentation at local Kiwanis Club

On January 26, Madhu Viswanathan gave a presentation on marketplace literacy and subsistence marketplaces to the Kiwanis Club of Champaign-Urbana. The presentation covered research into the need for marketplace literacy among people at the bottom of the financial pyramid in … Continued

New Workshops in Marion

IMMLP is offering is Mastering the Marketplace workshops with a new partner, ITG3D. Anyone interested in attending can find information about upcoming workshops and sign up online here.

New Location in Marion, IL

Our Southern Illinois Marketplace Makerspace has recently moved into a new location — a storefront inside a mall in Marion, Illinois. The new location brings us closer to our partner, ITG-3D.     The move gives us a more permanent place … Continued