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Sep 19 2017

September 2017 Meetup


Harold Washington Library Center

Multipurpose Room, Lower Level, SE of Atrium

Thursday, September 21, 9:00am to 12:00pm

RSVP to this event on Eventbrite

If you are arriving prior to 9am, please use the Plymouth Court (west side) entrance.

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September Meetup Agenda & Webcast

      • 9:00 AM – Connections
      • 9:15 AM – Funded Project Showcase
      • 10:00 AM – Moonshot Highlight
      • 10:45 AM – #hivebuzz
      • 11:00 AM – Working Groups
      • 12:00 PM – Community Manager Office Hours


RSVP to join us for our September meetup from 9am to 12pm at the Harold Washington Library.

We are very excited for the funded project showcase.  These projects received funding from round 2 of the 2017 funding cycle. Funded Project Showcases are instrumental in fostering collaborative environments by sharing learning experiences, best practices and inviting partners. If you are interested in learning more about currently funded projects- check out the Showcase Slide deck it includes project and contact info for all 2017 Round2 Funded Projects Showcased at this month’s meetup.

Projects Include:

Science Digests- Project Exploration & Chicago Youth Centers

Ongoing series of informal and engaging community events that give students and families a chance to meet STEM Professionals from a broad range of STEM disciplines and participate in interactive STEM-based learning sessions.

  • Expose participants to different STEM topics
  • Increase teen leadership skills
  • Develop teen web literacy and digital documentation skills

Transforming an International Experience into a Platform for Students’ Voice via Digital Media

Global Glimpse and Shine On, Chicago! will explore a collaborative concept to enhance students’ access and understanding of digital media and create student-generated content based on their international experience within the Global Glimpse program.


High Flying Connections IRL-A Club Approach to Building Community In Real Life

Leveraging teens’ interest in flying robots, youth and other community stakeholders will collaboratively design a network of drone clubs in self-defined communities.

These Chicago communities will participate in the planning and development of local STEM learning experiences through the lens of civic engagement.

Click here to view the Showcase Slide deck.

In addition, come to this meet-up to:

  • Engage our current Moonshot areas.
    • This month we’ll be highlighting:
      • Think Tank
      • Quality of Life
  • Activate solutions to shared challeneges
  • Create next steps for Moonshot challenge areas.

#hivebuzz: Share program or project updates

Click here to learn about how you can Share & Lead discussions or projects at the meetup.

During the meetup anyone can have 60 seconds to announce an event, program or opportunity available to others and then 10-15 minutes to lead small discussion/breakout groups to share more details and information about your update with curious attendees. If you are interested, you’ll need to let us know in advance. Please submit your information via the online form by end of the day, on the Tuesday EOB before the meetup.

Moonshots Working Groups: lead discussion and project groups

Have a project? Want to lead a discussion? In advance of the Meetup: let us know if you are interested in leading one of these groups:

Moonshot discussion groups: You or a representative can volunteer to lead a discussion about a project idea that connects to a Moonshot; either how it serves to demonstrate challenges related to the area, or how it demonstrates a solution to those challenges. Discussion groups allow you to invite input from other Hivers.

Moonshot project groups: in this area of activity, you would present the project and pieces of work or tasks that others can help with. This might be drafting, designing, communicating, reviewing, etc. The goal would be to help others contribute to the work. In this format you can facilitate an engaging share-out of your project while also getting something done! Ideally, this is work that could be brought back to meetups monthly.


August Meetup Recap

At the August Meetup welcomed new Members and Allies to the Hive!

  • Rêve Academy – Hive Member
  • re:work training – Community Ally
  • USGBC – Illinois – Community Ally
  • Chasing23 Youth Empowerment Group – Community Ally
  • City Incite – Hive Member
  • David L. Hoyt Education Foundation – Hive Member
  • IndyBuild – Community Ally
  • ChickTech: Chicago – Hive Member
  • Communities In Schools of Chicago – Community Ally
  • MAPSCorps – Hive Member
  • Center for P20 Engagement – Community Ally
  • CoderSpace – Hive Member
  • PREP – Hive Member
  • WE – Hive Member

In addition, Access and Youth Voice shared updated information about their moonshot initiatives.  

#hivebuzz: Upcoming Events

Upcoming Hive Community Convening

Date Convening Time Location
Sep 21, 2017 Monthly Meetup, RSVP 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room
Oct 19, 2017 Monthly Meetup, RSVP 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM On the RoadAnti-Cruelty Society Chicago
Nov 16, 2017 Monthly Meetup, RSVP 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room
Dec. 8, 2017 Community Call 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM 1 (641) 715-0861 x321408
Dec 21, 2017 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled

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