About Us

A COMMUNITY MAKERSPACE

Located in Reston, VA, just outside Washington, DC, Nova Labs is a membership-driven, all-volunteer makerspace, founded in 2011 with the purpose of empowering our community to Rediscover the Joy of Making Things!

Our current 18,000 sq. ft. facility houses classrooms, workspace, incubator offices, and a shop that includes both common tools and advanced fabrication equipment. Members enjoy 24/7 access and help co-manage our space by teaching classes, maintaining equipment, and promoting making in the community.

We are a a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, supporting a wide range of open-source development projects that benefit both the local community and the world.

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MISSION

Our mission is to create a place that enables people to share a fearless exploration of hands-on learning, entrepreneurship, and creative expression.

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VISION

Our vision is to create a community in which everyone is a creator, learner, mentor, and teacher who finds fulfillment in tackling challenges with passion, generosity, and fearlessness.

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VALUES

Respect each other. Collaborate. Contribute. Organize. Clean. Repeat.

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Ways to help

(Small Actions)  X  (Lots of People)
= Big Change

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CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

"Act as if what you do makes
difference. It does."  - William James

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you. Every contribution going towards supporting STEM in our community, your financial and employee engagement is what differentiates Nova Labs in our community.  Start a conversation with our Executive Director.

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IN KIND
DONATIONS

"Have an Impact. Make a difference"

While we welcome donated physical items and equipment, please connect with us first to ensure that we can accept. 

Connect with us for other charitable giving options or to donate your professional service.

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MONETARY
DONATION

"Little by little, a little becomes a lot"

Make a 100% tax deductible contribution. Your donation helps us deliver our Mission and Vision.

 

Inquire with your employer for matching contributions or credit for your volunteering at  Nova Labs.

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