It’s hard to believe 20 years have passed since establishing our first (and much smaller) studio in Berkeley. We kicked off 2019 with a renewed dedication to expanding class offerings, adding dozens of new options and bringing back several old favorites. We also expanded our Fuego Youth Leadership Program and introduced the first in a three-year OUSD grant-funded partnership with McClymonds High School. We reviewed and updated our values to be more inclusive (more on that to come in the new year) and put diversity and equity training at the forefront thanks to a grant from the Hewlett Foundation.
Everything we accomplished was only possible thanks to our dedicated staff, faculty, volunteers, donors, and community members. We have big things planned for 2020, like the expansion of our Gear Girls Program, new craft entrepreneurship pathways for artists, and a partnership with OUSD. Check out the highlights from 2019 below. We can’t wait to see you in 2020!