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Māk - STEM Education

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
63 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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105% WE MADE IT!

October 31, 2016

Dear Māk Supporters,

To all who have donated, you have our most sincere gratitude! You helped us raise over $5,295 - all of which will go towards building a makerspace for high school students in Oakland. Most importantly, we are heartened to see your support for social justice and equal access to education!

The Māk team has already started collaborating with community organizations and schools to grow the program and gather equipment for the makerspace. We hope you will stay connected to us and continue to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see the current happenings in our pilot at Oakland Technical High School and our future progress!

Please contact the founders, Ankita Joshi and Michelle Nie, with any questions, feedback, and advice about our project! 

We are so excited to have met our fundraising goal and to have shared this project with all of you. On behalf of the Māk team, a heartfelt thanks to everyone!

~Ankita and Māk Team =)


We Need Your Help - Only $800 to Reach Our Goal

October 30, 2016

Hey everyone,

Again, thank you so much to everyone who's donated or shared our campaign! 

We are so close to our goal - only $800 away! Our campaign ends tomorrow, October 31st at midnight. So before you go out for Halloween tomorrow, I urge you to help us however you can. 

Whether it's donating a few extra dollars, making a last-minute social media post, or emailing your colleagues, anything you could do would be greatly appreciated. A small act of kindness would impact hundreds - even thousands - of Oakland youth who would have access to our public makerspace.

We're counting on you. Will you make a small act of kindness today and donate?


Ankita and Michelle, Māk Co-Founders

Only 7 Days Left with 35% To Go!

October 24, 2016

First off, the Māk team would like to give a huge thank-you to everyone who has donated already. We deeply appreciate your support for us, and your donation will help support our Oakland Tech students who are already super excited about the new makerspace!

Second, if you have just stumbled upon our page or have been meaning to donate - please act now! We only have 7 days to raise the remaining ~$1,800. As a reminder, your donation would impact not just the 10 Oakland Tech Advanced Arts students we serve, but all Oakland Unified School District students who want to use our makerspace and facilities. 

We're counting on you to help us engage students from our community in STEM, art, and design. Will you help us by making a gift and sharing on social media?


Michelle, Māk Co-Founder

Story Behind Māk

October 13, 2016

Hope you are doing well! The Māk team would like to thank you again for your support :)

Today we want to share with you the story behind Māk, and what got us here today. Take a look at the article written by Big Ideas at Berkeley on Māk's work and progress so far!


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Our way
of Thanking You


Facebook Shoutout

A facebook status on Mak's page thanking you for your contribution and telling you what the contribution will be used for.

10 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2016


Handwritten Note

A card thanking you for your contribution and telling you what your contribution was used towards.

10 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2016


Hangout Session

A 30 minute Google Hangout Session with the Mak Founders to chat about our progress and future plans.

6 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2016


Note from a Student + Hangout

One of our students will send you a note thanking you for your contribution and updating you on what they are learning in class. The founders will also hangout with you over Google and share more on Mak's progress.

5 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2016


Maker Space Tour

Once our maker space is ready, we will invite you to a tour of the place, demonstrate some ongoing design projects, and give you an update on the progress of Mak.

1 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2016


3D Designed Gift

You will get a gift designed and 3D printed by one our students along with a note thanking you and telling you what they are learning in class.

1 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2016
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