October & November 2021
We hope everyone has been enjoying the fall season and the extra treats and gratitude it brings! We love seeing all the great creations during this time!
Matt's Maker Space Celebrates 5 Years!
October 21st, 2016 was the beginning of Matt's Maker Space! Starting with the Mt. Lebanon School District, we’ve now grown and are currently working on our 31st space. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our journey, we can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Unveiling Our 28th Matt's Maker Space!
Matt’s Maker Space opened up at UPMC Western Psychiatric Outpatient Facility on November 11th! As one of the first of its kind, the space will be used by students who attend the partial school-based programs. We could not be more excited to be bringing making to the behavioral health world.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible, and we look forward to continue growing!
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Matt’s Maker Space is bringing smiles to children during their time in the hospital. Originally launching in 2018 as our first hospital Matt’s Maker Space, Children’s Hospital has recently moved into a new and bigger space where kids and their families can come down and release their creativity.
Champion for STEM Equity - Matt's Maker Space & New Castle Area District
This past weekend we were fortunate to receive the Honorable Mention for Champion for STEM Equity. Thank you to everyone who made this possible and congrats to everyone for all their amazing hard work!
Maker Ed Training @ Point Park University's Matt's Maker Space Lab
Our Making Spaces Hub provided an in person training this month at the Point Park University Matt's Maker lab! We hosted our hub teammates from West Middlesex, New Castle Area School District, Point Park University and The Education Partnership. The training focused on how to use Simple Machines to solve problems. Attendees were provided breakfast and lunch sponsored by Matt's Maker Space. The solutions were great and the attendees got to experiment with using everyday supplies to build the machines. It was a great training. 
Kidsburgh Learning Guide: Making the most of maker learning
We were given a shoutout in this Kidsburgh article as being found in many locations around the region.
Through our generous donors and grants, we have been able to provide spaces and opportunities for children. If you know of any grants or would like to make a tax deductible donation please click on the links to the right. All funding goes to supporting our STEAM learning spaces or programming in our Matt's Maker Spaces.