Co-sign from successful Cambridge rapper & music producer Millyz
On behalf of The Loop Lab Launch Team, we welcome you to our website. The Loop Lab was founded in 2018 as a community organizing project to decrease youth violence and drug abuse in disadvantaged communities by increasing job opportunities. We work to accomplish this goal through a model of problem solving we've developed that we call Empowerment Design - an innovative design model that helps to shape the direction of our ever-evolving curriculum and practice! We teach the basic principles of STEAM and invaluable life skills (professional skills, budgeting, fiscal management, CPR, drug education, conflict resolution, etc.). More information about our program will be made available later in the year!
The Loop Lab operates at the intersection of diversity + technology, providing urban youth with the skills necessary to succeed in the digital economy.
What We've Achieved
- Awarded $30,000 FLOW grant by the City of Cambridge & Cambridge Arts Council (2018)
- Invited and participated in SXSW 2018 (2018)
- Participant in the 56th Commission on Social Development at the United Nations HQ (2018)
- Expanded our reach internationally through official collaborations with NGOs with consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (2018)
- Publicly aligned our mission with My Brother's Keeper Alliance (MBK) and My Brother's Keeper Boston (MBKB) by accepting the MBK Challenge to support the student cradle-to-career pipeline, which are now integrated into the Obama Foundation (2018)
- Recipient of prestigious $250,000 ArtPlace America Placemaker grant - funded by a coalition of foundations and federal agencies including the Barr Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the Bush Foundation, the Obama White House, and others (2017)
- Received grant funding from Cambridge Community Foundation (2017)
- Created community partnerships with the Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Community Television, and Cambridge Office of Workforce Development (2017)