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    Fellowship Update: Expanding the Call

    May 31st, 2019  |   Bianca Zongrone Jefferson, Do Space Fellow

    Being a part of the Do Space Women Innovators Fellowship Program has been such a rewarding experience. Speaking to women about their stories and how they chose their majors has been eye-opening -- and I’m excited to share my results with the Do Space community at the August 3rd Fellowship Showcase. I’m grateful to the folks who I have gotten to talk to already. We have a lot of amazing women...
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    Summer Learning at Do Space: Passport to Smarter Summers!

    May 23rd, 2019  |   Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist

    Summer is quickly approaching which means finding fun, engaging, and hopefully educational activities for the kiddos when school ends. Look no further than Do Space! Do Space has free programming all year long but we'll have even more throughout June and July which will keep kids' minds fresh and sharp, helping prevent the dreaded summer slide! On top of our usual youth program like Kid...
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    Your Cheer Page Questions – Answered

    May 21st, 2019  |   Rachel Evans, Operations Manager

    Hi Friends - we've been getting questions on how to set up an Omaha Gives! Cheer Page and what a Cheer Page even is! I'm here to take you step by step through the process so that you're all set for tomorrow's big day. Buckle up, there are A LOT of ¡¡exclamation points!! in this post: Cheer Pages are another way you can participate in tomorrow's Omaha Gives! charity event. They are similar to...
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    Your Gift During Omaha Gives!

    May 14th, 2019  |   Rachel Evans, Operations Manager

    If there is one thing Omaha excels at it's supporting its non-profits! Nothing shows this more than the upcoming 7th annual Omaha Gives! extravaganza. Don't know what this event is all about? Let me break it down for you: Omaha Gives! is an all online giving celebration that allows you to shower your favorite non-profits with some much needed assistance. This year's event will be held on...
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    Do Space Summer Passport & Do List: Available June 1st

    May 14th, 2019  |   Weston Thomson, Director of Community Learning

    Starting June 1st, Do Space kicks off a summer full of programs for all ages with the new Passport and Do List. Summer Passports Helping combat the summer slide, our Summer Passport program for ages 3-12 provides a free resource that engages children from all socio-economic backgrounds in tech-related educational activities, from coding to 3D printing basics. Collecting passport stamps...
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    Time to Learn Something New This Summer with Hello Code

    May 9th, 2019  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    During summer months we often talk about the summer slide keeping kids actively engaged in learning, even during the summer so they're ready to head back to school in the fall. We never talk about adults, though. Several studies have shown that lifelong learning helps keep us mentally sharp, improve our confidence,  and sharpen our interpersonal, communication and job skills. So, how long...
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    Virtual Reality Projects by Make.Hack.Build.

    April 30th, 2019  |   Ruth Williams, Community Learning Specialist

    In our Winter 2019 Make.Hack.Build. session, ten participants spent twelve weeks learning how to create interactive films and games with virtual reality. They used Unreal to quickly create prototypes and they showed them off to the public. Six participated in Make Omaha A walk in the forest by Trisha Trisha made an interactive forest scene where you can check out animals up close. Flooding by...
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    Fellowship Update: Connecting Women Entrepreneurs

    April 24th, 2019  |   Carina Glover, Do Space Fellow

    Too many women entrepreneurs experience challenges as a result of doing it all alone. The women’s empowerment movement encourages us to ‘collaborate over compete’ and to lift each other up, but the path to collaboration is not always clear.  As a woman entrepreneur, I was all too familiar with this problem. I soon found out that I wasn’t alone in experiencing the time-consuming and...
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    Looking for last minute Laser Cutter or Cricut project for Easter?

    April 19th, 2019  |   Brie Alsbury, Community Learning Specialist

    Look no further than these adorable papercrafts designed by our Laser Cutter Basics instructor Andrea Soli and myself! These papercrafts are the perfect addition to an Easter table or Easter basket. And the best part is that everything can be done with our laser cutter or our Cricut Maker! To make these fun projects: Start by downloading the files: Bunny or Egg basket  and No Glue Paper...
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    Start Omaha Expo – May 9th

    April 15th, 2019  |   Weston Thomson, Director of Community Learning

    It can be challenging to get a new business off the ground, and even more difficult to grow once you have started. Do Space's entrepreneurship resource site startomaha.com, and new monthly career programs can help. Startomaha.com features listings of local startup resources to help entrepreneurs navigate the complicated terrain of starting a new business. Additionally, each month, Do Space...
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