Art Transforms Lives

You can keep opportunities open for youth and families to access the arts.

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The Lives You Transform: Ashala Jones

In any room she enters, Ashala is an energetic, vibrant spirit. But after a loss in the family and grappling with the isolation of remote learning, Ashala turned inward, struggling to stay motivated in school and to socialize with her peers. Participating in arts education at The Crucible, helped her find her creative voice and express the wide range of emotions she’d been holding the past few years.

“When I came to The Crucible, I had to speak out more,” shared Ashala. “Art is a powerful thing to express how you feel. Even if you don’t want to say it—the art will tell it all,” Ashala emphasized. “Having a voice here really helped me be more active in my academics.”

Your meaningful gift before December 31 will support access Bay Area youth and families to transformative and empowering arts education.

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Help Transform Lives With $20,000 Challenge Fund

The Crucible has been committed to keeping the industrial arts accessible for everyone interested—despite the challenges of the last two years. Your gift of any size before December 31 will unlock even more support for Bay Area youth to express and create in the industrial arts! The Crucible’s Board of Directors hopes to inspire you to show your support by offering a $20,000 Challenge Fund.

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Gifts of Any Size

If 250 individuals donate a gift of any size, you will help unlock $10,000

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Unlocked With Monthly Gift

Every new monthly donor—at any amount—unlocks $250 immediately from the Board’s challenge fund

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Raised Before The Year Ends

If The Crucible raises $150,000 before the year ends, we will unlock an extra $5,000

“This experience gave me confidence, like, ‘You got power. You got glitter in your soul, and now, you can show that to the world. You don’t have to keep that in. People will love to see that.’”

– Ashala Jones, Fuego Youth Leader in Ceramics, age 18

“This experience gave me confidence, like, ‘You got power. You got glitter in your soul, and now, you can show that to the world. You don’t have to keep that in. People will love to see that.’”

– Ashala Jones, Fuego Youth Leader in Ceramics, age 18

With Your Support, In 2022 We Will

Free Classes for Low-Income BIPOC youth and adults

Offer 150 scholarships to youth and adults for industrial and fine art classes

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Free access to safe, working bicycles and bike mechanic training

Provide free bike mechanics training and bike repair to over 400 youth and adults through our Earn-A-Bike Program, Open Bike Shop Hours, and regular Bike Fix-A-Thons

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Re-Imagine the Hot Shop as a community resource

We will pilot a Gear Girls Program, hosting 30 young women ages 12-16 to build skills and confidence in our re-imagined Glass Blowing Department

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Field Trips Become Making Trips

Sponsor 3 days of free workshops and site visits for more than 600 Oakland students ages 8-18 and their teachers

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Bring the power of The Crucible to where the community is

Take our outfitted industrial arts Educational Fire Truck to community events in West and East Oakland

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Invest in the leaders of tomorrow

Offer $1,000 stipends to 15 Fuego Youth Leaders for a summer of mentorship and leadership growth

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Have Questions About Your Gift?

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510.444.0919 x115

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