Forge Greensboro provides variety to this system and strengthens programming with new firm board members

Greensboro, NC – Forge Greensboro Community Makerspace is pleased to add three new members to its Board of Directors: Anthony Banks, Dr. Jason Caldwell and Chris Rivera.

The new directors reflect the organization’s commitment to developing the skills and creativity of Greensboro’s diverse population. The addition of these three community leaders to the Forge Board of Directors will usher in the next phase of programming related to skills development and youth education.

Anthony Banks is the Resident Engagement & Services Manager at Greensboro Housing Authority. Its foundations lie in the areas of education, personnel development and supporting families with self-sufficiency. He believes that the highest calling in life is service to others and the community.

Dr. Jason J. Caldwell combined his passion for getting degrees with community service and was Executive Director of Degrees Matter !, a Guilford County initiative hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, for 3 years.

The mission of the degree thing! aims to increase the number of graduate adults in Greater Greensboro / High Point. He continues his passion for education as a full-time part-time faculty member in the management department of NCA&T and as CEO / Senior Consultant of Ubuntu Consulting.

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“I am delighted to be joining the Forge Greensboro Board of Directors. The Forge is a great creative space to use as a catalyst for business development and I look forward to working with the board, members and community. “

– Dr. Jason J. Caldwell

Chris Rivera is the Executive Director of the Guilford County Workforce Development Board (GuilfordWorks). administers federal work and training programs for job seekers and businesses across Guilford County. He has led services to three workforce regions across North Carolina and takes pride in developing innovative programs and strategic partnerships that improve service to communities.

All three recently appointed board members believe in the key tenets of how Forge Greensboro has shaped the community and how they continue to affect the lives of people across the triad: through people development, continuing education through skills exploration, and helping people become self-sufficient through competency-based career discovery become.

“I’ve always had the feeling that the forge is a safe place for creativity without judgment,” says Tiffany Jacobs, BOD Diversity Officer of the forge Diversity is a prerequisite for creativity! “

Contributions to Forge Greensboro can be made directly on the organization’s website or by mail to the Forge Greensboro office at 219 W. Lewis Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27406.

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Forge Greensboro, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, is the community’s largest makerspace in the southeast. The forge provides members with equipment for woodworking, welding, sewing, 3D printing, laser engraving, 3D design, sheet metal, electronics, and ceramics. The core program provides affordable access to tools, technology and a community of entrepreneurs, artists, craftsmen, inventors, students, craftsmen, engineers, hobbyists and hobbyists. Forge Greensboro is an open and accepting environment where people can share their skills, experiences, ideas, networks and curiosity. More information is available at

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