THE GOAL

To build a 1,200 sq ft Tool Library in Compton by September 2021 and expand it to an 18,000 sq ft  Makerspace by 2025

  IMAGINE

A place where you could build stuff with professional metal or woodworking equipment, invent/prototype new products with 3-D printers, create multimedia productions, start a catering business, network with folks with similar interest, to ideate, learn, teach each other and create new partnerships and friends.
Imagine if you could borrow tools for home improvement projects or maintenance, maybe borrow tools to build up a business until you had enough money to buy your own tools.

We are building a Makerspace that will fulfill all these needs. As you can see on the map, there are Makerspaces everywhere but inside the circle below – the South LA region. Compton is right in the middle and a perfect location as it’s known as the Hub of Los Angeles. It’s also easily accessible by four freeways. We are calling it

Compton Makers Hub

We all know communities thrive when they have access to tools, resources, and support. So, to get tools into the hands of the community more quickly, we will start by building a Tool Library, and grow it into the Compton Makers Hub.

 

 (Check out the Tool Library page for more info)

The Inspiration

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“It’s alright to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.”

“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony, or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.”

- Thurgood Marshall

Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

This is what the Compton Makers Hub is all about! Providing the “Boots”, (Tools, Equipment, Space,) the Mentors, and Coaches from the community, and empowering people to achieve.

These are samples of the types of shops, studios, and collaboration spaces that will be in the Compton Makers Hub

Compton Makers HUB – WHERE PEOPLE MAKE IT!!!

A Place for Makers, Inventors, and Aspiring Entrepreneurs, like these!

Photo is from Baltimore’s North Station Tool Library

Send Message to Us!

Feel free to contact us with any questions, advice, or comments.

Email
admin@themakershub.org

Social Media & Fundraising

jess@themakershub.org

Phone
(310) 800-1715