After School


Officially formed in January 2014, we are a new “thinkering” program in Philadelphia providing unique opportunities for youth to learn how to understand the world around us through hands-on projects. Our process consist of designing workshops for youth to participate in fun building challenges and activities integrated with science, technology and visual/media arts. Our overall goal is to teach the fundamental concepts underlying how the world around us works, and to spark students’ imagination to make things on their own.

Upcoming Program:

The Hacktory Kids’ Club @ DM+D - Fall 2014

Past Programs:

Summer Camp @ Fort Washington – 6/16-7/25
Kids’ Club @ DM+D – Every Friday - 5/6-6/27

HOW THINGS WORK with Lea Elementary School
Promo video: | About: Earliest Post
Every Tuesdays and Thursday – Oct-Dec 2013 / Feb-Apr 2014 / May-Jun 2014


Our Main Office & Workshop is at:
3711 Market Street – Ground Floor
DM+D | Dept. of Making + Doing
Philadelphia, PA 19104


For inquires including how to start a new program in your community, or how to collaborate with us, contact!


The Hacktory After School committee: e-mail

Coordinating Program, Outreach & Finances:
Georgia Guthrie (Executive Director )

Angel Hogen (Board of Director)

Mabel Negrete / STUDIO CNS (Program Co-Founder)

Assisting the Kids’ Club:
Kim Brickley (Artist)

Teaching & Assisting:  
Eric Manganaro (Teacher in Training)

Parent Liaisons

Andrew Simonet  (Kids’ Club / Penn Alexander School)
Phoenix Wang (Summer Camp @ Fort Washington)


Made possible with support from: Cognizant Foundation, Knight Foundation, Barra Foundation, ArtPlace, DM+D | Dept. of Making + Doing, and members of The Hacktory community