- Arts & Culture
- Education & Literacy
LocationPO BOX 6872SAN PEDRO, CA 90734 United States
To be a dedicated, bustling, hub with equal access to tools, workshops, and resources to inspire creativity, facilitate lifelong learning, and provide opportunities for all.
It is no secret that large gaps in equality and equity are most felt by marginalized communities; the City of Compton is home to 96,803 people, over 20% of whom live in poverty. The Makers Hub was established to address the lack of resources that underserved communities face. We are actively addressing those resource inadequacies by working towards the establishment of a makerspace.
What is a Makerspace?
Simply put, it is a place where people can come together to create, invent, build, and learn through the hands-on use of collaborative workspaces filled with tools and equipment. These spaces house traditional crafts, specialty trade set-ups (such as metalworking or woodshops), and new technology such as 3D printers. In addition, these workspaces provide opportunities to learn new trade skills and incubate new businesses.
In our case, we’re working towards building a community-operated workspace developed with the residents of Compton to service Compton and the surrounding communities.