We Need a New CCC for Recovery — the Civic Response Corps
DALE DOUGHERTY is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and this event has spread to nearly 200 locations in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees annually. He is President of Make:Community, which produces Make: and Maker Faire.
In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” through an initiative that honors Americans who are “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” At the 2014 White House Maker Faire he was introduced by President Obama as an American innovator making significant contributions to the fields of education and business. He believes that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform the educational experience of students and introduce them to the practice of innovation through play and tinkering.
Dougherty is the author of “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds” with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of "Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities" with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.View more articles by Dale Dougherty
Tim Ryan represents Ohio’s 13th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representative and is currently serving in his ninth term. Ryan is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee which controls the expenditure of money by the federal government. Ryan is also the co-chair of the House Manufacturing Caucus and the House Maker Caucus.
Ryan is focused on improving the economy and quality-of-life here in the United States. He fights every day to enhance economic competitiveness and help attract high-quality, high-paying jobs to every community in the country. He is a champion of efforts to transform our education system, revitalize America’s cities, and improve the health and well-being of American families.
Ryan has a law degree from the University Of New Hampshire School of Law and a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Born July 16, 1973 in Niles, Ohio, Tim Ryan currently resides in Howland, Ohio just outside of Youngstown with his wife Andrea and three children.View more articles by Rep. Tim Ryan (D) Ohio
The CRC will help coordinate local civic response efforts, train the unemployed, undereducated, and unskilled to participate and create a new civic infrastructure needed not only to respond to the crisis but ramp up the recovery.Continue Reading