About the Program
MakeHaven has received an Empower Makers Grant from Stanley Black and decker to provide coaching and support to members whose goals are to gain new, career-relevant maker skills. Participants will set goals for earning badges and receive encouragement to reach their goal.
We intend to conduct four sessions of 10 to 20 individuals with strong interest in career mobility though upskilling their maker abilities. Each three month cohort will participate in a part-time, hands-on makerspace based experience guided by our coach who tracks progress of each participant and directs graduates to appropriate resources.
Program Coordinator and Coach
Randi McCray is a dynamic highly skilled facilitator with ten years experience leading group conversations, training, and workshops with diverse groups.
She is a New Haven native with a passion for owning her own business and giving back to her community. After a career in tech at Yale University for 18 years, Randi now works as a consultant for non-profits while completing her Ph.D. in Public Policy. In addition to co-collaborating at the Urban Collective, she is an adjunct professor at three local colleges in CT.