Grand Opening of Baltimore’s Digital Harbor Tech Center - January 17, 2013
The Digital Harbor Foundation has announced that January 17, 2013 will mark the beginning of a new era of community tech engagement in Baltimore City. The grand opening of the new Digital Harbor
Tech Center will be held at 6pm on January 17th and will feature a student-led tour of the new tech and maker facilities in this former Rec Center at the corner of Light and Cross Streets as well as speaking appearances by local technology inventor and entrepreneur Sean Lane and author Wes Moore.
Educators and mentors at the Tech Center teach digital literacy and tech skills to K-12 Baltimore City Public School students through a Common Core aligned curriculum and hands-on activities that promote inquiry and design thinking. Students then have the opportunity to become reverse-mentors teaching tech skills to adults in the community as well as to gain experience as web designers working on real jobs, earning scholarship money, and "getting paid to think" through DHF's STEM Engine program.
Supported by the lead sponsorship of the Abell Foundation, OSTP, and Baltimore City Public Schools, the Digital Harbor Tech Center will provide after school programs in digital literacy and tech workforce skills for Baltimore City Public Schools students. In the evening, the center will be a space for community programming and maker activities including 3D printing.
Foundation has garnered the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Humanim, Microsoft, BmoreBroadband, M&T Bank, the Emerging Technology Center, the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, and Digital Harbor Real Estate Development, as well as the greater Federal Hill community in creating sustainable programs that will teach highly valued tech skills while also promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among city youth.
The grand opening of the Digital Harbor Tech center is free and open to the public. The
event takes place January 17th, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm. The Tech Center is located at 1045 Light Street in Federal Hill.