Charity Spotlight: Makerspace at Longfellow Middle School

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The Berkeley Public Schools Fund, the official charity of the Berkeley Half Marathon, is proud to have been an integral part to the opening of the new Makerspace at Longfellow Middle School through a Strategic Impact Grant.

At the new Makerspace, Longfellow students will be able to create hands-on maker projects.   The goal is for the Makerspace to eventually become a “hub” for maker education in the district. As their first participatory project, Longfellow students were joined by teachers, parents, other members of the Longfellow community, as well as “expert” makers, to build tables for their new Makerspace.

The Berkeley Public Schools Fund provides teacher grants, Strategic Impact Grants, and volunteers to all the public schools in Berkeley. They believe in providing a rich educational experience that guides all students to academic excellence and provides them with opportunities to make positive contributions in the world. Their goals are to reach for equitable outcomes and work to close the achievement gap.

Interested in fundraising for the Berkeley Public Schools Fund to support their grant and volunteer programs?  Runners can participate in the Berkeley Half Marathon’s 2017 events for free with a Schools Fund Fundraising Commitment. Click here to learn more.


Visit the Berkeley Half Marathon’s Crowdrise page for information about making a donation or setting up an individual fundraiser for your race.

Learn more about the Makerspace Furniture Project on Berkeley Public Schools Fund’s official blog.

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