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OA supports Motogo bringing shop class back to schools

OA supports Motogo bringing shop class back to schools

By on Dec 3, 2019 in Blog, Community Support, Non Profit | 0 comments

OA is a proud supporter of Motogo.  Motogo builds confidence by providing a hands-on introduction to real world problem solving and critical thinking through the tangible avenue of motorcycle maintenance. They bring the generations of skill-building once learned in our grandfathers’ garages into the classroom. Through an industrial arts curriculum centered on a getting-your-hands-dirty application, students learn proper tool usage, measurement, calculations, and small engine operation and maintenance. Higher learning and vocational careers should not exist as mutually exclusive entities. ALL students benefit from understanding how machines work. Many schools don’t have the resources to offer shop class in-house, or transport students to an off-site location. Motogo meets students where they are. Our Bringing Back Shop Class benefit is on Saturday February 8 2020. Not only will you get to meet the Motogo team and learn more about the program and our early successes, there will be food, open bar, interactive demonstrations, silent auction and raffles, and live entertainment.  Details will be available soon. If you want to help now you can donate here. Organizational Architecture is proud to help Motogo bring these skills to students in Northeast Ohio and beyond and will be involved with helping Brian and Molly bring this program to students in 2020. Want to learn more?  Contact Brian or Molly by email or call 216.701.7073…or better yet, stop by the garage at 5401 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram...

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Motogo fundraiser Feb 9 2019

Motogo fundraiser Feb 9 2019

By on Dec 18, 2018 in Blog, Community Support, Non Profit | 0 comments

As we shared back in July, we are excited to be working with Skidmark Garage and Motogo to bring shop class back to school. Imagine you’re a kid again. You walk into your grandfather’s garage to help him repair the broken lawnmower. Remember the way the air was filled with the smell of motor oil and possibilities? You felt, as he handed you the wrench, the two of you could fix anything.  Back then, working with your hands taught patience, persistence, and problem solving. Through trial and error, these DIY projects built confidence. Motogo Mobile Shop Class is recreating these meaningful opportunities for students. On February 9 2019 we invite you to join us for the first annual benefit Bringin’ Back Shop Class to kick start and support Motogo Mobile Shop Class. Motogo is a mobile shop class providing hands-on introduction to real world problem solving and critical thinking through the tangible avenue of motorcycle maintenance. Not only will you get to meet the Motogo team and learn more about the program and our early successes, there will be food, open bar, interactive demonstrations, silent auction and raffles, and live entertainment. Ticket and event information can be found here. Do you want to show your support with your organization or company?  Information on group and corporate support can be found here. Organizational Architecture is proud to help Skidmark CLE bring these skills to students in Northeast Ohio and beyond and will be involved with helping Brian and Molly bring this program to students in 2019. Want to learn more?  Contact Brian or Molly by email or call 216.701.7073…or better yet, stop by the garage at 5401 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram...

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Organizational Architecture supports Motogo at Skidmark CLE

Organizational Architecture supports Motogo at Skidmark CLE

By on Dec 4, 2018 in Blog, Community Support, In the News, Non Profit | 0 comments

Organizational Architecture is excited to be part of something cool that we wanted to share. We’ve made a lot of progress since our first note in July…here is an update. Motogo is a not-for-profit mobile shop class providing hands-on introduction to real world problem solving and critical thinking through the tangible avenue of motorcycle maintenance. Motogo is part of Skidmark Garage which is providing the framework for running Motogo.  The concept is to bring these classes directly to schools in Northeast Ohio weekly over the course of the school year. Motogo is already working with students from the Cleveland Municipal School District and Magnificat High School.  Furthermore, we have already secured assistance from the Cleveland Leadership Center / Bridgebuilders and Business Volunteers Unlimited to help with strategy, funding, and marketing.  Additionally, we are receiving grant money or in-kind assistance from: Lincoln Electric Harley Davidson Brighton-Best SuperTrapp MetalRescue The Blaster Corp Eastwood And many others…stay tuned We could use help! We are seeking board members to help lead the organization.  If this is something you want to learn more about, contact Mark Fiala at markfiala@oahumanresources.com.  Thanks!...

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Organizational Architecture supports Skidmark Garage

Organizational Architecture supports Skidmark Garage

By on Jul 19, 2018 in Blog, Community Support, In the News, Non Profit | 0 comments

In 2015, former high school history and math teacher, Brian Schaffran, finally took the leap and left a career as a teacher, both at Cleveland School of the Arts and Saint Martin de Porres High School, to open his dream business, a DIY Community Motorcycle Garage. More than three years later, Skidmark Garage is a staple not only in Cleveland but acts as a leader in this world-wide movement of do-it-yourself garages.   With the support of Skidmark members, Brian and business partner Molly Vaughan are finally ready to dive back into education. This time however, the classroom is going to look a little different. In November, they gained non-profit status and started the launch of Skidmark CLE and their Mobile Shop Class Trailer.   The Skidmark CLE Shop Class Trailer will wake up brains as students pick up tools. Skidmark CLE plans to bring shop class back to junior high and high school students and teach them how to disassemble and then rebuild a motorcycle within our mobile classroom. The trailer pulls up to students’ homeschools and introduces basic hand-tool skills through motorcycle building and engine maintenance. Students will learn leadership and stick-to-itiveness though hands-on problem solving in a non-traditional setting that exists as a partner to traditional classroom learning.   Organizational Architecture is proud to help Skidmark CLE bring these skills to students in Northeast Ohio and beyond and will be involved with helping Brian and Molly bring this program to students in 2019.   Want to learn more?  Contact Brian or Molly by email or call 440.591.4822…or better yet, stop by the garage at 5401 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.   You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram...

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