Our Programs

Winter 2018

Take Your Place, Inc. and CHICAT present…

“A Girls Night Out”

A Girls Night Out is an evening designed to introduce girls 6 – 16 years of age, to the field of engineering.  The anchor of the evening is the film, “Dream Big.”  This film provides participants with a close look at what engineering is currently and what it will advance to in the future.  As a part of our evening, female professions in the STEM field, will speak to the participants, discussing what careers in the field of engineering look like, as well as assist them with hands-on engineering activities, related closely to several themes in the movie.  This Girls Night Out event will prove to be a fun evening for all and will begin to inspire our girls to “Dream Big” in STEM!!!

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Date:  February 23, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (showtime is 6:00 pm)

Where:  Chicago Center for Arts and Technology, 1701 W. 13th Street, Chicago, IL 

Cost:  Free

Refreshments will be served.

In partnership with

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Thank you for supporting our event.  It was a great learning experience.



Previous Program

Fall 2017

Take Your Place, Inc. 


Take Your Place Girls…



Day at the Maker Lab

Who: Girls 3rd – 6th Grade

Where: South Works Maker Lab, South Suburban College Oak Forest Center,

               16333 South Kilbourn Ave, Oak Forest, IL  60452

Time:  9 am – 3:00 pm

Cost:  FREE


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The girls learning about the various machines in the Maker Lab

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The girls creating in a 3D program, items to be printed on the 3D printer

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Laser Printer

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Final Product




Bethany Union Church of Chicago
Take Your Place, Inc.

Girls…Take Your Place


Learning Tech with Raspberry Pi

Saturday Workshop


Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer that can be used in a variety of electronic projects.  Participants will learn what raspberry pi is, it’s pieces and how to create a variety of things from a desktop computer to a simulated video game.

Who:  Girls, Grades 3rd – 6th

When:   Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time:  9 am – 3 pm

Where:  Bethany Union Church of Chicago, 1750 W 103rd Street, Chicago, IL  60643

Cost:      $20

Register here:  Registration has closed


Summer 2017


 Bethany Union Church of Chicago


Take Your Place, Inc.


At our Girls Summer Invention Camp, campers will learn about female and children inventors, the invention process, patenting intellectual property, all while being given the opportunity and tools to create at least two inventions, and the possibility to present their invention at the Chicago Invention Convention in Spring 2018.

July 10 – July 21, 2017

Our girls…being creative, innovative, inventing…Taking Their Place!!!