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We believe in creating solutions to eradicate community challenges such as poverty, equitable housing, and skills shortages. See below for more information on how we bring transformation to communities.

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STEAM²IE™ Workspace

The Challenge We Address: Economic Mobility

STEAM²IE™ Workspace is a place-based economic mobility catalyst. We are investing in an adaptive reuse of the 12,000 sq. ft. vacant warehouse to be converted into a 17,100 sq. ft state of the art makerspace for career exploration, advanced manufacturing workforce development, and entrepreneurism.

Anticipated opening: Mid 2021


Community Transformation Partners Inc. has launched an initiative called Operation MASK ON! Philly, to combine STEAMIE Workspace equipment with local facilities to create face masks for essential workers and high-risk community members. We are currently working in partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority to re-purpose the Vaux Big Picture School’s STEAM Lab into a pop-up makerspace to produce face masks. We chose a strength based framing for wealth creation (career development, entrepreneurship, etc) and health and wellness (Masks, aging in place, caregiver communities).  

Project Timeline:

In progress



1. Flattening the COVID-19 curve in Philadelphia's

Donating Masks to essential workers (such as transportation service employees, grocery store employees, etc.) and at-risk community members


2. Health Communication & Education

Safe dissemination of factual COVID-19 and chronic disease management information provided by the CDC and relevant health organizations


3. Small business support

Creating a makerspace for businesses who are pivoting their business models to make masks, while we donate to our venue partner to help offset loss revenue


4. Workforce development

Introducing the STEAMIE Workspace as a resource for makers and training hub for community members in West Philly who are seeking new, employable skills

For more information about the MASK ON! Philly Initiative please visit

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