Rudsdale High School is a Title 1 alternative education program located in Deep East Oakland. In 2022, students and educators from Rudsdale began attending Crucible workshops as part of a three-year Arts Incentive Grant, designed to connect OUSD schools with alternative arts education opportunities.
Not only have Rudsdale students and educators continued to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the past school year, but the community has also been coping with the aftermath of an incident of on-campus gun violence.
Despite these challenges, students and educators have shown immense passion and dedication to their arts practice, exploring creative career pathways and using art-making as a way to heal together. Some participating students have even begun selling their work.
As our 2023 Community Honoree, we recognize the incredible heart, resilience, and tenacity, that is Rudsdale High School’s community of students and educators.