THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN OUR HACK DAY TO CELEBRATE OUR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AND ENABLE CHANGE

You Helped Hive Members to enable solutions and do the work needed to transform the learning landscape in Chicago. 

 

The Hive Chicago Learning Network envisions our city as a connected community where all learning counts. Achieving this vision will require all of us to spread and scale connected learning opportunities for teens by building upon resources that already exist or growing new seed ideas.

 

The Impact of Hive Chicago Buzz

  • Over 200 people joined the Hive for our two-day birthday celebration, many attending both days.
  • Over 100 youth and adults joined us for our hackday resulting in a dozen plans, projects, videos, websites and app prototypes.
  • Active engagement on Twitter, including more than 120,000 impressions from @HiveChicagoBuzz tweets Thursday and Friday, and this one:
  • On Civic ArtWorks, attendees contributed 31 new Ideas within our 6 Moonshot Projects. Since Day 1 of the event those projects have gotten over 1100 views. The ideas have been viewed 1700 times.
  • Participants included Hive Networks in Chicago, New York City, and Pittsburgh.
  • In addition to my remarks, we heard inspiring remarks from:
    • Brian Bannon, Commissioner, Chicago Public Library
    • Gary Johnson, President, Chicago History Museum
    • Michelle Larson, President and CEO, Adler Planetarium
    • Jackie Moore, Founder and Executive Director, Agape Werks
    • Mark Surman, Executive Director, Mozilla
    • Connie Yowell, Director of Education, MacArthur Foundation


 

Our Moonshots

A Moonshot is a call to action that describes where our community can make collective progress.

Scroll through the Moonshot gallery below to review the Hive Chicago Buzz challenge areas our network is working to address. Click on the images to visit our website and learn more.

 
 

Detailed Agenda


Our agenda was designed to connect anyone to people and issues where they can make a difference.