The mission of MakeKnowledge is to create ecosystems of opportunity in education.
We are an innovation catalyst in and for education. We innovate so that education can serve its highest goals: building a thriving public, and raising up creative and caring citizens and changemakers, in an emerging world that is changing at a bewildering speed.
This approach requires an ecosystem approach, understanding the varied and fractured landscape of education, and understanding the opportunities and constraints when working at various scales. It also requires a deeply skilled innovation practice.
Our current work is in several rich areas which match some of the biggest challenges we have on the planet, inequality, climate change, and the future of work.
Our Schools and Climate Transformation Project helps K-12 schools engage with climate action with the urgency and imagination the moment requires. This work builds on our 2018 Global Climate Changemakers work, and shares the DNS of our important STEM++ work, namely that we need everyone to be empowered as STEM learners if we are to create new interdisciplinary and equitable solutions for climate resilience. It also recognizes that schools can be engines of innovation in their communities, working with local and international partners to build opportunity and resilience.
Our Future of Work and Education work launched with our international conference in 2020. Just a few months before COVID shut down schools and businesses, we held our conference in a hybrid format, bringing in participants and speakers from across the US and globally. Check out a few of the videos from that event here.
Our STEM++ work aims to radically increase the number of underrepresented students who persist along STEM pathways from childhood to career. Learn more at stemplusplus.org.
Supporting the work
MakeKnowledge is a California 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, with Tax ID 82-1007599.
There are several ways to support the innovative programs and growth of MakeKnowledge.
- MakeKnowledge is listed on the Benevity portal, which is helpful if your employer provides matching support.
- MakeKnowledge is also listed on the Daffy.org platform, which is very easy to use.
- For general support, you may also make a tax-deductible donation using the PayPal charity link below.