The why, the what, and the so what

Like any organization with an ambition to save the world, we've spent some time figuring out our vision for the future, the mission we're on to realize that vision, and the values we embrace to guide us on the journey.

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Our aspirations for the world.

Assemble envisions diverse neighborhoods of empowered people who create, connect, learn, and transform together.


Our role in that realizing vision.

We build confidence through making by uniting communities of artists, technologists, makers, and learners.


The principles that guide our work.

Build Agency Individuals build agency to create the changes that they want to see in themselves and their communities.

Respect We respect individuals and communities for who they are and the unique skills and perspective they can bring to Assemble and the greater community.

Learning Through Making Our hands-on environment recognizes that everyone learns in different ways. We encourage learning through making, doing, listening, touching.

Failures as Opportunities We view all successes and failures as opportunities to learn, grow, and try again. We understand failure through play and inquiry.

Collaboration We unite communities of artists, technologists, makers, and learners because collaboration leads to unique problem solving and overcome barriers.

Open Invitation Individuals of all backgrounds, ages, and communities are invited to learn, make, and explore with us and each other.

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