COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We learn from our partners what is best for their organization and community, then team up to support their vision.

CURRENT COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Relationships with our community partners serve as the bedrock to our engagement work, allowing long-term, sustainable and consistent programing and services.

Stakeholders

Janice Mitchell - Director
Beth Hand - Assistant Director
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Stakeholders

Joel Spencer - Teen Librarian Jordan Kahle - Teen Librarian
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Stakeholders

Laura Hilinka - Science Teacher
Kevin Erlinger- Tech Coordinator
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2012-PRESENT

2013-PRESENT

2017-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.

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. 

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.

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PAST COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Southern Illinois Extension Unit 27

Tap In Leadership
Academy

Champaign Public
Library

Oakwood Public
Library

2014-2019

Grant-Illinois Extension and Outreach Initiative Digital Innovation

2014-2016

Grant- DCEC Ending the Digital Divide

Sally Jackson

2014-2017

Grant-DCEC Ending the Digital Divide

Betsy Su, Sarah Butt, Emilie Butt, and Kathie Kading

2014-2018

Grant-Illinois Extension and Outreach Initiative Digital Innovation