Hive NYC Learning Network

Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network (Hive NYC) is a city-wide learning laboratory for educators, technologists, and mentors to design innovative connected educational experiences for youth.

  • For educators, including designers, makers, artists and technologists, Hive NYC offers opportunities to inspire and be inspired through shared commitment and participation in building innovative and transformative educational experiences for youth.
  • For middle and high school-aged youth, Hive NYC creates learning opportunities through hands-on making and exploration with peers and mentors that develop digital and web literacy skills for future success.
  • For partners, technologists and tool-builders, Hive NYC is a distributed learning lab that provides opportunities to mentor young makers and inventors, playtest and provide feedback for new prototypes, and develop new approaches and tools with learning innovators.

Hive NYC’s membership includes over 80 non-profit organizations such as museums, libraries, code clubs, advocacy groups, higher education institutions, afterschool programs and tech start-ups. Together, they create an ecosystem of equitable and accessible education opportunities for young people to explore their interests and develop skills that prepare them for success in the digital information age.

For more information and a history of Hive NYC’s development and growth, please explore our timeline.

Hive Fund

The Hive Digital Media Learning Fund was seeded in 2010 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and The New York Community Trust as a collaborative of grantmaking organizations that promote adolescent learning through digital media. In addition to MacArthur and The Trust, current donors include the Altman Foundation; Renate, Hans, and Maria Hofmann Trust; Mozilla Foundation; Stavros Niarchos Foundation; and David Rockefeller Fund.

The Fund’s grants support innovative projects that explore how digital media technologies are changing the way youth learn, facilitate the interaction among Hive NYC members, and spread learning innovations to a wide audience. Selected projects demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach to addressing the needs and interests of youth in which learning with digital media is active and participatory; youth are motivated because they pursue subjects that are personally meaningful; and technology connects communities of learners with shared interests.

For more information visit the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund site.

Who we are

The Hive NYC leadership team oversees and guides the work of the network, including connecting members, facilitating partnerships, investigating opportunities, and hosting events. We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of learning and connecting innovators and changemakers in education, technology, digital media, design and youth development.

  • Chrystian Rodriguez, Network Manager, Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network
  • Hana Sun, Portfolio Strategist, Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network

The Hive NYC team is based in DUMBO, in Brooklyn.


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