What We DoMind+Hand
Mind + Hand is a modern “skills accelerator,” providing pathways to high quality, affordable higher education options, skills development, and entrepreneurship for individuals between the ages of 14 and 45.
We are a community of teachers, makers, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts who are passionate about equipping individuals with relevant skills for life and career success.
We make learning experiential
We’re reinventing the learning and skills training experience, making high-quality education and skills training affordable, flexible and accessible for everyone. Our experiential model reflects our values of community, collaboration, flexibility, focus, and innovation.
Developing Lifelong Learning
Our workshops, events, and classes focus on creating learning experiences for the young and old. Learning is something we believe never ends.
We teach what’s relevant
Our programs offer training and education that matters in today’s world, leveraging the relevance, scale, and quality of the best digital learning platforms together with live, in-class teaching.
We operate from a 4000 square foot facility situated between four neighborhood high schools
Inside Mind+Hand you will find a large, open community area, state-of-art multi-purpose classroom, conference room, small breakout rooms, and a fully stocked kitchen..
Our space is conveniently located within a 7 minute drive from Chicago’s Midway Airport, 2 miles away from the Pulaski entrance/exit of I-55, a 10 minute walk from the CTA Orange Line Pulaski Stop, and on the corner of the CTA 54A bus stop.
Reservations for Non-Profits & Community Orgs
We are passionate about supporting our community. We offer affordable, flexible prices for non-profits, schools, educational programs, and events.
Did You Make Something Today?Let’s Get Making!
Our makerspace was designed for all sorts of making. Whether you are interested in 3D design, crafts, electronics, or fashion, we have the tools & staff to turn ideas into reality.
Our staff will help you get started on your projects, be there for advice along the way, and train you on all the equipment our makerspace offers.
Projects, Passion, Play, and Peers
We believe in the 4 P’s: Projects, Passion, Play and Peers. Build things that matter to you. Experiment without worrying about breaking something. Help other makers on their projects. Most of all, just have fun.
Here are some activities you can do in our makerspace
- Create 3D models with our 3D printers
- Use our airbrush booth to make custom designed clothing
- Make electronic circuits at our fully-stocked electronics desk
- Work on school projects using all sorts of craft, wood, metal, and “random” materials
- Fix stuff. Maybe a pair of headphones that cracked or that jewelry that needs to be re-soldered together