Timeline

2016

  • New staff, new visions: With the transitions of Leah Gilliam and Julia Vallera, a new new leadership team has joined Hive NYC! Hana Sun and Chrystian Rodriguez are ready to strengthen community building for the Hive Learning Network to grow our collective power as amazing educators and youth allies.
  • The Building Connected Credentials project, a year-long working group comprised of select Hive NYC member organizations invested in advancing learning through shared assessments and trusted credentialing across formal and informal settings, brought together community members from the Department of Education, Department of Youth and Community Development, higher education, media and tech industry, youth practitioners, and other stakeholders to learn and think about how to create a more equitable learning ecosystem for youth.
  • Mozilla and Hive NYC served as community partners for the City Council Speaker’s office’s digital inclusion initiative, providing hands-on workshops focused on digital security and online privacy to communities throughout the five boroughs.
  • Hive NYC developed a new membership structure in collaboration with members. The new membership structure provides clearer guidelines aligned with the network’s core values. The revised structure ensures that it remains a valuable peer learning space with an active membership.
  • Hive launched its pilot Youth Digital Media Evaluation Cohort project in partnership with Algorhythm to begin measuring the effectiveness of youth-focused digital media programs on improving social and emotional learning outcomes for youth.
  • Glass Room NYC, a partnership with Mozilla, Hive NYC, Tactical Technology Collective, brought New Yorkers an immersive experience into how our data and digital lives are traced as we enter the web realm. The Glass Room brought together over 30 member organizations and offered eye-opening tours, inspiring guest speakers, and skills building workshops to close to 10,000 visitors.
  • 29 member organizations received a total $915,500 in grants from the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund to bring innovative digital media learning practices and programs to young people throughout NYC.
  • The fifth annual Emoti-Con! Festival took place in June, giving over 150 NYC youth an opportunity to showcase their digital media and technology projects to their peers and professionals in the field.
  • Mozfest 2016 helped connect more than 1,800 people from around the globe through 460 sessions.  Hive NYC members The Knowledge House, DreamYard Project, and Hive Research Lab presented work they’ve been doing to promote youth pathways and digital portfolios.
  • Hive Research Lab was featured in the White House announcement charting progress to President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative.

2015

2014

  • Digital Ready pilot continues with 27 organizations collaborating with 20 schools to provide interest-based expanded learning opportunities to public school youth across New York City
  • Hive Fund awards 30 project grants and 12 travel grants, over $1.08 M awarded
  • Hive Learning Communities launched in CHA, KC, Bay Area
  • Hive NYC opens its doors inviting aligned educators and practitioners to explore, contribute and lead within its peer learning community
  • Official sponsor of World Maker Faire, featuring Hive members from across North America and India
  • Hive Research Lab “Working Open” community white paper published

2013

  • 15 organizations join Hive NYC as members
  • Pittsburgh’s Sprout Fund launches Hive Pittsburgh, providing catalytic funding through Fund for Connected Learning
  • Hive Toronto Learning Network launches providing collaborative partnership funding through Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Hive Research Lab launches two-year study of youth trajectories and diffusion of innovation across network
  • Mozilla Maker Party campaign activates new cities across the globe to explore developing Hive-like communities
  • Hive NYC partners with the NYC Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Readiness on Digital Ready pilot with 10 city high schools
  • 21 grants awarded totaling over $1,460,700

2012

  • Connected Learning framework launches
  • Hive NYC HQ and Mouse collaborate to train a team of “Mozilla Youth Ambassadors” who learn about webmaking through hands-on Hackasaurus workshops
  • Mozilla Webmaker initiative launches with Summer of Code campaign
  • Five organizations join Hive NYC as members
  • Joined NYC Summer Quest Task Force, to bring STEAM (Science Technology Art Math) programming to a three-year pilot program in the Bronx with the NYC Department of Education, Fund for Public Schools and Department of Youth and Community Development
  • 30 grants awarded totaling over $1,672,00 in project funds

2011

  • Following a branding workshop with teens, New Youth City relaunches as Hive NYC Learning Network
  • Hive Chicago Learning Network launches
  • Release of Connected Learning design principles
  • Mozilla becomes steward of Hive NYC
  • 15 organizations join as members
  • First Hive Pop-Up takes place at Mozilla Festival in London
  • 22 grants awarded totaling over $1M in project funds

2010

  • 14 organizations join as members
  • Network members attend Mozilla Drumbeat Festival in Barcelona, and collaborate to develop idea for Hackasaurus/X-Ray Goggles, the first iteration of current suite of Webmaker tools
  • The New York Community Trust joins with MacArthur foundation to create Hive Digital Media Learning Fund

2009

  • New Youth City Learning Network launches with five member organizations as part of the Digital Media and Learning Initiative at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Social Science Research Council and Parsons The New School for Design act as network facilitators
  • Two more organizations join as members
  • First NYC World Maker Faire showcases New Youth City Learning Network projects