The Foundry turns 10!

Join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary!

This past Sunday marked TEN YEARS (!!!) since The Foundry was incorporated, and there are so many things to say.

A message from our Executive Director...

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The Foundry receives funding from Foundation 214 to grow middle school STEAM afterschool program

  

The Foundry is excited to announce it has been awarded $225,000 from Foundation 214 to sustain the next three years of expanded afterschool STEAM programming for middle schools in Buffalo Charter and Public School District.

Afterschool programs with The Foundry provide an arts, design, and technology educational experience that is hands-on and transformative to underserved Buffalo youths. Foundry programming focuses on assisting students develop lifelong science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) skills where students increase their confidence and explore possible careers in STEAM fields. The skills learned in The Foundry’s afterschool programs focus on understanding of STEAM subjects, career pathways, and job readiness, and help to develop personal growth in life-based skills that contribute towards a sustainable and successful future.

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Celebrate Black History Month @ The Foundry!

You're invited to join us on Monday, February 27, 6-9pm, to honor & celebrate Black History Month! All of our makerspaces will be hosting various activities, our Black-owned businesses will open their doors for shopping & conversation, and for those new to The Foundry, we'll be hosting tours throughout the evening and showcasing ways to get involved

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This event is free & family-friendly, we hope to see you there!

 

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Happy New Year! January E-Newsletter 2023

A new year calls for a time to learn something new! We have a full list of classes scheduled for you to try your hand at a new tool or technique. Let's get makin'

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Your support matters.

Because of your generosity, youth in our neighborhoods can discover making, entrepreneurship, and the realization of their dreams at The Foundry.

Every year, students and young adults find success in hands-on skill building, digital literacy through computer-assisted design, manufacturing workforce placements, and entrepreneurship in our 4 makerspaces.

 

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Help us raise $5,000 to purchase a CNC Plasma Cutter for our makerspaces!

We need your help this Giving Tuesday to upgrade our equipment in our Digital Fabrication Lab - impacting hundreds of students, entrepreneurs, and community makers.

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November 2022 - ENews

This giving season, we're thankful for your support!

With your help, The Foundry continues to be a place of inspiration, innovation, and opportunity for makers, entrepreneurs and young people. Your support helps pay students' stipends, buys supplies for our afterschool and day programs, maintains our four community makerspaces, and invites new makers and entrepreneurs into our building to discover their possibilities.


We are so very grateful for your generosity. THANK YOU!

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Central Terminal Ribbon Cutting

We hope you can join us as we celebrate a massive project that's finally ready to show off! For the last couple months, we've had the amazing opportunity to work with the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation to create "Seat at the Table" - a community gathering space on the Central Terminal Great Lawn. FOUNDRYmade staff, students, and instructors have been hard at work building 8 large benches, 4 tables, and 2 sculptural trellises, all fabricated in our wood and metal shops.

We hope you can join us for a ribbon cutting October 25, 4-6pm

@ Buffalo Central Terminal Great Lawn

495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY 14212

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October 2022 E-News

Fall is hustling and bustling at The Foundry. Check out what we've been up to - from semester youth programming, to exciting projects and announcements.


Now In Session - Semester Youth Programming

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Our Youth Entrepreneurship program began Sept. 20 with 15 enrolled high school students.

These students meet twice a week for the next 3 months to discover new possible career pathways in making and entrepreneurship.
We're so lucky to have practicing entrepreneurs on-site as real life examples (see students learning with Keith of Keefer's Candles) that youth can talk to and learn from. And it’s not a one-way exchange - the entrepreneurs can get important feedback on how young people interact with their product.

Our youth entrepreneurship program is generously supported by Ciminelli Real Estate . If you/your company is interested in supporting these young people exploring what it’s like to own a company, get in touch! Always looking for speakers, sponsors, and other creative ways to build up our youth.


 

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September 2022 E-News

School is back in session, are you ready to learn something new!? Check out our fall programming, and get involved by trying your hand in some of our upcoming classes.


Upcoming Classes at The Foundry

You can become part of our community and help us empower the next generation of entrepreneurs and makers. By taking a class at The Foundry, you are not only supporting the small businesses in residence to continue to grow and prosper, but your class fees also assist in funding our youth programs!

 

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