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Incubating magazine literacy at Bendyworks

We’ve just moved in to a fabulous incubation space at Bendyworks, an agile technology juggernaut in Madison, WI.

The move empowers MagazineLiteracy.org to tap the enormous spirit of the Madison community to assemble a team charged to grow and improve our operations and service to hundreds of grassroots volunteers on the ground in communities across the U.S.  Meeting literacy needs at the community level with all-volunteer teams is and always will be our bedrock – but these literacy champions need support to learn and to grow so they and we can meet our full literacy promise.

The collaborative space at Bendyworks allows us to be nimble and to keep operations modest and highly leveraged, while fostering our strength and continuity.  We’ve already kicked off 2013 with an incredible team of interns from the nearby University of Wisconsin and now, thanks to the Bendyworks’ co-working space, we are embedded in the rich, cultural, and technological vibe of the Madison community – ready to serve magazine literacy needs from coast to coast.

Today, creative/technical workers can literally live and work anywhere. A large number of folks choose to work in Madison and either freelance or work remotely for companies on the east or west coast. Bendyworks’ dedicated desk co-working gives them the opportunity to talk and interact with humans rather than just their cats.

– Jim Remsik, Bendyworks

Onward!

  • Maryland Correctional Institution–Jessup (MCIJ)

    School or Library
    Jessup, Maryland
    Serving male adults 18-60 years of age. From pre-literacy to varying reading levels.
    Needs magazines for 30 students monthly
    Magazines Requested: Students enjoy nonfiction magazines with lots of pictures and short articles–this would include magazines about animals, geography, science, food, clothing, anything relevant to today’s world. National Geographic for Kids would be wonderful.

  • Wave City Care: Shine Program

    501(c)(3) charity
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Serving: Girls in from grades 5th through 12th
    Needs: 50 magazines per month, year round
    Magazines Requested: Girls teen, Career, National Geographic, Fashion, Home, Family, Women, Seventeen, Redbook, Teen Vogue, Self, Good Housekeeping, Home Journal, Ellle, Homes & Garden

  • Street Youth Ministry

    501(c)(3) Charity
    Austin, TX, USA
    Needs: 20 magazines per week
    Magazines Requested: Car, Cooking, Traveling, Gardening, Organic Farming, Science, Nature, Body Building, and Religion magazines.

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