Vector Space is growing!
During the month of December we will be expanding the makerspace to include the building adjacent to ours, at 406 Fifth Street. The additional 4,000 square feet will ensure safe working conditions for growing membership numbers and allow for new educational programming. It will allow us to serve the youth in our community, support entrepreneurs on their journey, and offer a brand new national summer camp program in 2020.
An internal double doorway will connect the two spaces and membership access will include both buildings. The additional space will house a newly expanded woodshop, as well as private office and studio spaces. This additional space will ensure safe working conditions for growing membership numbers and allow for new educational programming. Membership is currently at 92 individuals, with enrollment for new members open again in January. Vector Space serves more than 300 local students in project-based classes and workshops each year. New summer camp offerings will be available this summer, expanding the reach and depth of educational programming.
As you plan your year end giving, consider a monetary gift to Vector Space. Some of our operational costs are covered by earned income from membership and classes, but this earned income supports only 40% of our expenses. Individual donations, grants, and corporate giving allow us to provide outreach opportunities, scholarships, and the very best in maker education for youth and adults in our community.