CCC Maker Milestones

The CCC Maker Initiative is working with 35 California Community Colleges to develop a Community of Practice to explore how to plan, establish and manage inclusive, sustainable makerspaces.

The initiative envisions that faculty will embed making into curriculum, businesses will offer internships, students will develop in-demand STEM/STEAM skills to prepare them for careers and colleges will develop unique makerspaces that reflect their communities.

By sharing experiences as they go through this process, college representatives from around the state will learn from each other. The Technical Assistance Provider and other services providers will be offering webinars and other resources to support the colleges in this journey.

The CCC Makerspace Start-up Packet provides an overview of the anticipated activities over the next few months.

Below are the milestones that colleges will be working on in the first half of 2017.


CCC Maker Project Updates – January 19

Progress on the CCC Maker Initiative as of January 19, 2017:

  • Confirmed 35 Colleges’ Intent to Participate. They will receive $40,000 seed grants to participate in Makerspace Start-up through June 2017
  • Continued to offer a series of Ecosystem Mapping webinars
  • Planned upcoming webinars that will offer resources for colleges planning makerspaces

Read more in the newsletter.


CCC Project Updates – January 11, 2017

Initiative Update on January 11, 2017

In December 2016, the CCC Maker project:

  • Distributed Information to eligible colleges about applying for a $40,000 seed grant to participate in Makerspace Start-up from December 2016-June 2017
  • Offered an introductory webinar on CCC Makerspace Start-up
  • Conducted the first Ecosystem Mapping webinar.

Read more in the newsletter.

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Colleges Participating in the CCC Maker Initiative

The following 35 California Community Colleges submitted a letter in mid-January indicating their  Intent to Participate in the CCC Maker Initiative. The group kicked off their participation in CCC Maker Makerspace Start-up at a welcome webinar on January 20. These colleges will be getting seed grants of $40,000 to plan their makerspaces. They will also be eligible to apply for CCC Maker implementation grants in June 2017.

Allan Hancock College
American River College
Butte College
Cabrillo College
Chaffey College
City College of San Francisco
College of Alameda
College of San Mateo
College of the Canyons
Cosumnes River College
Crafton Hills College
Folsom Lake College
Foothill College
Glendale College
Golden West College
Hartnell College
Laney College
MiraCosta College
Moorpark College
Moreno Valley College
Mt. San Antonio College
Mt. San Jacinto College
Norco College
Orange Coast College
Palomar College
Pasadena City College
Riverside City College
Sacramento City College
Saddleback College
San Bernardino Valley College
San Diego City College
Sierra College
West Los Angeles College
Woodland College
Yuba College

CCC Newsletter links

These links will take you to previous newsletters sent out from the CCC Maker Initiative reporting on progress.

January 19, 2017 CCC Maker News Update 

January 11, 2017 CCC Maker News Update

December 7, 2016 CCC Maker News Update

November 7, 2016 CCC Maker News Update

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CCC Webinar Links

March 14, 2017: CCC Maker: Fiscal Reporting for Seed Grants

Watch the webinar: CCC Maker Seed Grant Award Fiscal Reporting – How participating colleges get reimbursed – Toni Edgerton, Sierra College

Blog Post: CCC Maker: Fiscal Reporting

PowerPoint: Fiscal Reporting Instructions

Instructions: Reimbursement Request Instructions with Examples Packet

March 1, 2017: CCC Maker – Logic Model Webinar

Watch the Webinar: CCC Makerspace Startup Webinar – Logic Modeling 3-1-17

Blog Post: CCC Makerspace Startup Webinar – Logic Modeling (3/1/17)

PowerPoint: CCC Maker – Logic Model Webinar

February 22, 2017: CCC Maker – College Self Study Webinar

Watch the Webinar: CCC Maker – College Self Study Webinar

Blog Post: CCC Maker – College Self Study Webinar (Webinar, February 22, 2017)

PowerPoint: College Self Study

February 22, 2017: Kumu Tutorial, Ecosystems Mapping with Kumu

Watch the Webinar: CCC Maker – Ecosystem Mapping Project

Blog Post: CCC Maker – Ecosystems Mapping with Kumu (Webinar, February 22, 2017)

February 17, 2017: CCC Maker Recent Trends in Academic Makerspaces

Watch the Webinar: CCC Maker – Recent Trends in Academic Makerspaces

Blog Post: CCC Maker Recent Trends in Academic Makerspaces (Webinar, February 17, 2017)

PowerPoint: CCC Maker – Recent Trends in Academic Makerspaces – Slideshow

Jan. 12, 2017: Mapping your College Ecosystem Map webinar

PowerPoint: cccmaker-map-your-college-ecosystem-webinar-jan-12-2017-schultz

Watch the Webinar: College Ecosystems Jan 12

Dec 15, 2016 – CCC Maker Ecosystems Mapping Basics webinar

Ecosystem Mapping Basic PowerPoint

Kumu Log in 

Kumu Help Documents

CCC Maker Blog Post on this webinar 

Dec. 14, 2016 – CCC Maker – Webinar Overview of the CCC Maker project on You Tube

CCC Maker Overview PowererPoint

Blog Post

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Sierra College Makerspace Featured in Manufacturing Podcast

Joe Hackman of Manufacturing Advocates Podcast visited Hacker Lab Powered by Sierra College this fall and asked about the impact that making has on students. Joe Hackman writes: “learn how innovation in the community college system and maker spaces can help fill middle skill manufacturing jobs.”

Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Statewide Project Manager, CCC Maker, is interviewed. Listen to what students say about the value of a community college makerspace.

Check out: Innovation in Education Sierra College and Hacker Lab EP3

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Overview PowerPoint for CCC Maker Eligible Colleges

On December 14, Deborah Bird and Salomon Davila from Pasadena City College, the Technical Assistance Provider to the colleges developing makerspaces, and Carol Pepper-Kittredge from Sierra College, the CCC Maker Statewide Project Manager, presented a webinar giving an overview of the CCC Maker Initiative. Additionally, they explained in further detail what participating colleges will be doing in the first six months of the project. Colleges will receive support and resources to explore, create and connect as they develop unique programs that meet the needs of their colleges and regional ecosystems.

Review the CCC Maker Introductory PowerPoint presented on 2016-12-14.

You can watch the first introductory webinar that provided a project overview of the CCC Maker Initiative and explained the Makerspace Start-up process for eligible California Community Colleges. 


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Newsletter Gives Project Update

The CCC Maker initiative sent out a newsletter on December 7, 2016 with updates on the project including participating in ISAM, the formation of the Nation of Makers and professional development plans.

Sign up for the newsletter.


Presentation about CCC Maker Made at ISAM

The CCC Maker Project mPrintade a presentation at the 1st International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) on November 16, 2016 held at MIT.

View the CCC Maker PowerPoint presentation from ISAM.

The ISAM 2016 Proceedings pdf is also available.