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The Foundry builds the capacity of schools for 21st Century life and work. We do this by placing Maker Fellows in schools to assist teachers, coaches and students as they engage interest-based S.T.E.A.M. projects within a makerspace.

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1. Camp Curtin Academy

2900 North Sixth Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110

2. Downey Elementary School

1313 Monroe Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103

3. Harrisburg High Sci Tech Campus

215 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

4. Marshall Math Science Academy

301 Hale Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17104


5. Harrisburg High School John Harris Campus

2451 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103

6. Melrose Elementary

2041 Berryhill Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

7. Ben Franklin Elementary

1205 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102

8. Scott Elementary

1900 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104

This is our story.

In the fall of 2014, the first Maker Fellow was invited to Camp Curtin Academy in Harrisburg, PA. to spark interest around the national maker movement and S.T.E.A.M. projects that were capable of capturing the imagination of middle school students.

Excitement built as the vision was shared and new partners rallied around the effort. Within a year, 2 more Maker Fellows were placed in schools and a new S.T.E.A.M. pathway was forged from Kindergarten to College. The Foundry was born - officially branded as a social enterprise initiative of Partnership Planners LLC.

Maker Fellows

The Foundry Fellows program was established to develop aspiring leaders in the social sector. Each year a cohort of talented Foundry Maker Fellows are selected to build the capacity of schools for 21st Century life and work. Foundry Fellows form a maker learning community and are placed in schools to establish mutually beneficial and reciprocal partnerships that engage students in interest-based S.T.E.A.M. projects.



"We are looking for leaders who have ambition to lead social change in schools, communities and the world around them."

Meet the Fellows

Downey Elementary & Melrose Elementary

Nicole Pertillar

Harrisburg High School SciTech Campus & Harrisburg High School John Harris Campus

Rob Shoaff

Camp Curtin Academy and Marshall Math/Science Academy

Jonathan Schlabach

Ben Franklin Elementary School

Nathaniel Bechtold


Chad Frey

Apply for 2017-2018 Cohort

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