overview

mission

Mt. Elliott Makerspace is a neighborhood workshop in Detroit where people learn and make together. We’re growing a network of visionary makers with the skills and determination to create happier and more meaningful lives.

We encourage investigation, collaboration and skill sharing. We think it’s most important to facilitate self-directed experiences, promote health, and create positive environments with our local families and youth. Through these everyday exchanges, we build relationships among Detroit makers that grow alongside and connect with the global maker movement.

intentions

  • Grow and strengthen a local community of "makers" - people with the skill and mindset necessary to create happier and more meaningful lives
     

  • Offer a sampling of experiences in various disciplines so that makers might discover and develop a passion...or multiple passions
     

  • Build maker skills - the ability transform any idea into a reality
    Sketching, Drawing, Painting, Programming, Soldering, Carpentry, Welding, Programming, Troubleshooting, Sewing, Cooking, Soldering, Prototyping, Photo/Audio/Video Authoring, Computing, etc.

     

  • Build life skills - the ability to achieve greatness in any life endeavor
    Creativity, Collaboration, Complex Problem Solving, Self & Community Reliance, Courage & Persistence, Adaptability, Leadership, Collaboration, Mentorship, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, etc.

     

  • Ignite a lifelong love of learning
     

  • Develop the Mt. Elliott Makerspace into a financially and operationally self-sustaining community-supported organization
     

  • Actively exchange knowledge, experiences with resources networks of makers worldwide to support the growth of more makers and more makerspaces