Why I’m Giving on Giving Tuesday

Marisa and her family participated in our Family Creative Learning Workshops this past October. Here’s why she’s giving on Giving Tuesday:

So there’s Black Friday & Cyber Monday but today is something I feel represents what this time of year really means: Giving. Whether it’s your time, your love, or your support to a great cause.
In this case I feel we can accomplish all 3 by donating to a cause that helps our children; Clubhouse 253. This place has been a great asset to our community. Offering free tutoring during the week & Girls Day on Saturdays where they learn all about computers & technology that will help them succeed in the future. There’s also ongoing workshops that gets the whole family involved. Not to mention meals during these events!
All these services are free. The people who run this volunteer so much of their time & energy to help the next generation. A lot of whom went to the clubhouse as kids themselves. It would be great if we could help them continue this amazing program that has done so much for so many.
You can give to them by clicking the donate button on their website.”http://bit.ly/1ehNVdx




“We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”
You can give your gift to the Computer Clubhouse of Tacoma by clicking the paypal link on the Clubhouse Website. After you make your donation, post on your social network sites and let your family and friends know WHY you chose to give, and don’t forget to tag your post with #GivingTuesday!

Family Creative Learning Workshops

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Family Creative Learning is a workshop series that engages children and their parents to learn together — as designers and inventors — through the use of creative technologies. The workshops are designed to strengthen the social support and expertise of families with limited access to resources and experiences around computing.

You and your family! (Recommended age for children participating is 7-12)
Free dinner and childcare provided.
No experience with technology needed.

Design and invent together with your family using creative tools like Scratch.
With Scratch, you can program your own games, animations, and stories.
Meet other families from Tacoma and learn about how creativity and computing is relevant to you, your family, and your community.

Five Evenings:

October 2nd       5:30PM – 7:30PM

October 9th         5:30PM – 7:30PM

October 16th      5:30PM – 7:30PM

October 23rd      5:30PM – 7:30PM

October 30th      5:30PM – 7:30PM

Please return all forms by September 29th at The Computer Clubhouse of Tacoma or email to jaleesat@allenrenaissance.org.
Space is limited, so reserve your family’s space today!

For more information call Jaleesa at (253) 627-3175 between 12PM and 7PM Monday-Friday.

Clubhouse on Mars

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1. So first we got a box

2.Then we cut up pieces of another box ,we use the cut up pieces and put foil over it

3.Next, we designed the box with pictures

4.Soon, we made cretures that we thought would look like on mars and people

5. Later, we put white paper on the bottom (used as the ground)

6. Finally, we used a hot glue gun to stick buildings and animals and etc.
As we were making it i thought of ow the “Tacoma clubhouse” would look like on mars.


Simple Light-up Hoodie

LED Hoodie

Materials needed:
Hooded sweatshirt. (We got ours from Target).

EL Tape (You can find it at Radioshack, or SparkFun).
Inverter for EL tape/wire. (We got this one from Radioshack).
Two AA batteries for the inverter.
Sew on Velcro. (We found ours at Michael’s)
Glue gun
Thread the same color as your hooded sweatshirt.

Follow the steps listed here in the Make: projects site.
Note: our EL tape wasn’t adhesive, so we used a glue gun to stick the Velcro to it.