The Learning Shelter

Homeless people always hear that they should “get a job.” We’re giving them the skills to do that with 90 days of training.
Education
$20,236USD
raised of $60,000 goal
34%
0 time left
This campaign started on Feb 03 and closed on March 04, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on March 4, 2014
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  • $250USD
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    Street Scout - Backpacks

    We expect to receive hundreds of applications and only take in 64 people in 2014. For each contribution at this level we will build a hacker Backpack and fill it with both utility and inspiration then give it to someone who didn't make it into our shelter this year. Laser cut and 3D printed tools. Inspiring literature and books like Zero to Maker Screen shots from high utility Instructables Classes, Passes and More Plus socks, deodorant and other bare necessities.

    Estimated delivery: April 2014

    6 out of 20 claimed

  • $5USD
    I just want TLS to succeed

    As participants learn social media and general computing, they will tweet YOUR NAME HERE supports The Learning Shelter. We don't take participants literally off the streets, but we do take them off the system that supports all homeless people for 90 days. If you want to pass $5 to an actual good use that has systemic benefits that will in a round about way affect the truly down and out, this is one of many ways to "help the homeless" population as a whole.

    42 claimed

  • $25USD
    Laser Reward

    Support learners taking on 2D design and Laser Cutting and Etching. With experts mentoring them along the way, 4 participants will each make a design, then you will choose the one that you would like to receive. This teaches, it also demonstrates the power of on demand production. It is also great feedback for fresh designers.

    Estimated delivery: April 2014

    62 out of 200 claimed

  • $50USD
    Learning Shelter T-Shirt

    1 high quality T-shirt with the TLS bed and wrench logo graphics applied by silk screen using the very hands of the men and women you are supporting in this iteration of The Learning Shelter. Keeping it simple all shirts come in Black with a White Logo Simply pick your size and the rest will soon be assembly line history as you open you mailbox to find a t-shirt that you truly made possible. International shipping please add $12

    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    54 out of 1000 claimed

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    $125USD
    Progress dinner - Prix Fixe

    Delancey Street Restaurant - dinner with the participants and the team. A community dedicated to solving a problem like this knows no competitors, we celebrate a big hurdle together at another great organization dedicated to second chances. 30 days in this will be the time and place where each participant makes their declaration for the next 60 days, picks a mentor, and celebrates 30 days of achievement. Join us - you must be in or able to visit San Francisco to claim this reward.

    Estimated delivery: April 2014

    12 out of 12 claimed

  • $150USD
    All the rewards

    2 T-Shirts 1 of each (4 total) Laser Rewards from all 4 participants. Remember these gifts for your tax deductible contributions are made-by-hand inside of TechShop by the participants in the first ever run of The Learning Shelter. Your support will prove our model and help pave the way for us to launch our own Learning Shelter Maker space for the homeless in San Francisco and be a prototype for the whole world to build off of.

    Estimated delivery: April 2014

    6 out of 50 claimed

  • $500USD
    2x Street Scout - Backpacks

    What could be better than seeing images of the packs we will deliver? Same as the $250 reward Street Scout - Backpacks, except we will make one and ship it to you as well as give one to an applicant that is not a qualified candidate this year. CNC logo Embroidered packs stuffed full of useful knowledge and starter tools for becoming a maker. *doesn't not count twice for grouped rewards.

    Estimated delivery: April 2014

    0 out of 10 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    5x Street Scout - Backpacks

    Same as the $500 reward Street Scout - Backpacks, except we will make one and ship it to you as well as give 4 packs to 4 individual applicants that were not qualified candidates this year. CNC logo Embroidered packs stuffed full of useful knowledge and starter tools for becoming a maker. *doesn't not count twice for grouped rewards.

    Estimated delivery: April 2014

    0 out of 10 claimed

  • $2,500USD
    Shelter Day

    $2500 is half of what it costs to train one person for 90 days. You'll get all the above prizes, plus the chance to work side by side with participants for a day. You'll get to make your own T-shirtt, ake a class and join us on the lasers, build your own 3D print in 3D software then print it on our 3D printer. By the end of the day you will be a "maker."

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    1 out of 4 claimed

  • $5,000USD
    Shelter Hero

    $5000 will pay for one person's training for 90 days. You'll get all the individual hand made perks, plus you will receive 20 day passes to use as you choose. Come in and get in on the action learning alongside our shelter participants. Get full access to our internal calendar so you can jump on the bus for field trips if you want.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    0 out of 2 claimed

  • $10,000USD
    Sponsor a Talk

    $10,000 pays for two homeless participants to learn job skills over 90 days. You'll get all the individual hand made perks, plus our participants, mentor and Marc Roth will be at your disposal to attend an event you choose to tell their story.

    0 claimed

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