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This week, we’re featuring stories of students, entrepreneurs and community groups using The Foundry’s Metalshop to highlight why it’s so important to have Makerspaces for All.

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WOOD You FeedBuffalo?

Every year, The Foundry commits to building a certain number of community projects - built with and for the WNY community. In 2019, founder of Feed Buffalo, Drea d’Nur approached us with a request: Can you build little free pantries to locate city-wide to increase access to healthy, halal food for families in need?
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Got Plans this Saturday?

Rain or Shine! The Foundry will be hosting a (re)Open House during the East Side Garden Walk this Saturday, 7/17 from 10am - 3pm. Come for a visit if you've never been, or stop by and say hello as a Foundry friend.

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Open House @TheFoundry

Rain or Shine! The Foundry will be hosting a (re)Open House during the East Side Garden Walk this Saturday, 7/17 from 10am - 3pm. 

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Support Youth Entrepreneurs

SUPPORT OUR YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS!

 

Hang happiness in your home today! Handcrafted welcome signs as well as other youth-designed products are now available to purchase through our e-commerce site.

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Volunteer Summer 2021

This past spring - volunteers helped us install an incredible amount of fencing! We certainly couldn't have done it without the help of volunteers.

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What's Happening at The Foundry

Spring has SPRUNG and The Foundry is continuing to slowly reopen our doors. (Hurrah!)

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The Foundry Announces 2-years of funding from the Margaret L Wendt Foundation for STEAM Afterschool Programs

The Foundry Announces 2-years of funding from the Margaret L Wendt Foundation for STEAM Afterschool Programs

Reinforcing science, technology, engineering, art, and math exploration through making

BUFFALO, NY – The Foundry announced it will be receiving a 2-year funding commitment from The Margaret L Wendt Foundation to support STEAM afterschool programs. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, The Foundry has continued to foster learning through making, and they are committed to providing career exploration opportunities to Buffalo youth now and in the future.

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First Friday Foundry News - February Edition

Greetings Foundry Family!
 
It's been quite a while since sending out one of these updates (in the before times they went out weekly with scheduling information) but for now I plan to send one wrap up a month just to keep everyone in the loop. 
 
WHICH MEANS if you have something to share - let me know! I have sent most of the information below to various people on this list but here it is in one place. 
 
REMINDER to those coming into The Foundry - keep on signing in everytime you are in the building - and please remember to wear your mask(s) in the public spaces. 
 
STAY SAFE. STAY WARM. STAY HOME (at least this weekend if you are getting snowed in!)
Onward!
Jennifer 😷
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Press Release: The Foundry Receives $100k Grant for FoundryMade

Buffalo’s makerspace and business incubator excited to expand programming for young adults 


BUFFALO, NY –  The Foundry will be receiving a grant from the First Niagara Foundation in partnership with KeyBank to expand workforce development opportunities through the launch of a social enterprise, FoundryMade.


FoundryMade is an expansion of The Foundry’s current workforce training program which provides young adults ages 18-25 with employable skills in computer-assisted design and manufacturing. The social enterprise will further utilize The Foundry’s on-site makerspaces to produce and sell items, providing students with paid opportunities to practice the skillsets they’ve developed. Students will get a chance to experience what it takes to run a successful enterprise and learn about viable career options in manufacturing, making, and entrepreneurship.

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