Like many orgs navigating the pandemic, Open Works has made pivot after pivot as it sought to keep serving the community. The latest: Creating desks for students to use at home for virtual learning.
For the current effort, the nonprofit makerspace in Greenmount West worked with Desks by Dads to create dedicated desks for at-home learners in Baltimore City schools. With many stores backed up on desk orders because the whole world now works from home, Open Works has stepped in to get more desks to students that need them.
Desk by Dads was a Facebook group in Prince George’s County dedicated to building desks for virtual learners that couldn’t afford or find a desk, but they had a problem with distribution….