Engaging youth as data scientists who produce high quality data about community assets to improve the human condition.
Our lives depend on our neighborhoods. But we lack high quality information about where to go for the resources we need most. MAPSCorps engages youth to close the information gap and address longstanding community inequity.
Our full compendium of community driven youth research is still available online here on our site! See how local community youth on the South and West side of Chicago have honed their Data Science and Argumentative Literacy skills to engineer solutions to injustice.
We partner with high schools, universities, and community-based organizations to provide meaningful work experiences for the youth and high-quality data for the communities we serve.
3000+ Meaningful, Active, Productive work experiences for local high school youth and college-age mentors since 2016 and that's just the beginning.
As a data driven, STEM service program, we’ve made great strides to ensure the academic success of Chicago's local community youth.
Our data boost local economies by making public-facing businesses and organizations that have been unnoticed visible on the map.
Since 2007, we’ve mapped more than 40,000 businesses and organizations in Chicago, Harlem, Detroit, Evanston, Honolulu and Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
The data we produce about community businesses and organizations is publicly available to promote better community health, well-being and economic vitality.
MAPSCorps has now joined Northwestern University and is part of the STEAMbassadors program. If you are an interested in participanting please click the button below!