We learn from our partners what is best for their organization and community, then team up to support their vision.
Our Community Partners
Relationships with our community partners serve as the bedrock to our engagement work, allowing long-term, sustainable and consistent programing and services.
2012 - Present
Since 2012, the Fab Lab has been working with UNCC to provide after-school and summer STEAM programming for middle and high-school students. The 2018 UC2B Community Benefit Fund grant allowed the Fab Lab and UNCC to build out a maker space and recording studio in their Digital Learning Garage.
2013 - Present
Through staff assistance and IT help, the Fab Lab supports the Urbana Free Library’s Teen Open Lab, an after-school space where teens can freely explore music, art, sewing, games, and many other forms of making.
2017 - Present
Since working together on Project Maple, the Fab Lab and Urbana Middle School teachers partner together to offer engaging hands-on maker curriculum in the classrooms. Fab Lab staff help interested teachers in curriculum development, as well as run workshops during class time.
Past Community Partners
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