Our Partners

From its founding in 1881, NBSS has partnered with an array of organizations to advance our mission. We value our many ongoing relationships with educational institutions, trade associations, publishers, foundations, and cultural organizations.

Civic & Community Partners

The following organizations partner with NBSS in multiple ways, from sharing in workshop space, to collaborating on talks, exhibitions, and other projects, to providing critical financial support.

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School Partners

High Schools

students expand upon their school-year knowledge of carpentry and locksmithing in a summer program launched in 2016. As they gain real-world job experience, students add to their portfolios, learn teamwork, and communication skills. Each of these contribute to academic, personal, and professional growth. This NBSS program is a part of the .

Post-Secondary Schools

We offer a joint through a partnership with Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Students in this program benefit from the unique expertise, faculty, and equipment at both institutions. The program uses design as the principle process of creating studio furniture. The intention is to encourage each student’s individual growth as an artist, designer, and craftsperson. During the program, you’ll gain a basic understanding of issues, materials, and production that are fundamental in the industry. You’ll leave with the ability to design and build unique pieces, limited production pieces, and prototype furniture.

Corporate Partners

Our Partners In Craft program include contractors, architects, designers, and financial organizations who have a strong affinity for the mission of NBSS. NBSS recognizes our Partners In Craft for their unrestricted financial support in our Annual Report and at School functions, as well as invitations to special events. Find giving levels and benefits here.

To learn more about Corporate Giving at NBSS, contact the Development Office at development@nbss.edu.