The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation has funded the purchase of 4 new 3-D printers from AST2 a local Youngstown startup.

This equipment will help the Oak Hill Collaborative to support its innovative MakerSpace and grassroots neighborhood initiatives on Youngstown's South Side. 

Pat Kerrigan, Executive Director of Oak Hill Collaborative, is honored by the award and the partnership with the Thomases Family Endowment and the Jewish Federation.

The Oak Hill Collaborative's mission is "to promote economic development and community revitalization through small business development, neighborhood improvement and beautification, and an innovative Makerspace, that serves the Oak Hill corridor, the South Side, and the City of Youngstown as a whole."
 
The Collaborative has become an essential advocate for the area's neighborhood organization and beautification efforts, and since opening its doors in early 2014,

Oak Hill Collaborative's small business incubator has assisted more than 20 small businesses with services including: office space, office equipment and supplies, grant writing, networking, legal assistance, accounting, business planning, marketing and technical assistance.