February is Black History Month, and every year, the Bay Area celebrates the occasion with a myriad of events for all ages.
As The Crucible continues to expand our relationships across Oakland and the Bay Area, we are thrilled to grow our Board of Directors in 2023. Please join us in welcoming B Byrne Astrella, Ken Cassidy, and Tasion Kwamilele to the team!
As we enter our 24th year, The Crucible is launching a search for our next Executive Director (ED). The Crucible Board of Directors is working closely with search firm Koya Partners to find candidates for the position.
Thank you to the thousands of visitors who attended our annual GIFTY craft fair and open house this past weekend! With rain forecasted for both days, we weren’t sure what to expect. But gloomy weather wasn’t enough to keep you from supporting the best makers and small businesses in the Bay Area.
After four and a half years, The Crucible’s Executive Director, Susan Mernit, will retire from her role as of February 1, 2023. The Crucible has been incredibly fortunate to have Susan at the helm.
It’s the season of gratitude and we are so lucky to have a team full of dedicated individuals who keep our organization running. But this holiday, we wanted to take special care to thank one team member in particular, Accounting Manager, Kelmen Wu.
Join us for The Crucible’s 2022 Yard Sale on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, from 9am-2pm.
The Crucible is thrilled to announce the receipt of a large gift from the Estate of Ronald Wornick. The donation, which will greatly benefit our Woodworking Department, includes a number of machines such as a table saw, a drill press, and multiple dust collectors, a sizable quantity of lumber, and tools including hand planes, saws, and clamps, among many other items.
Last Tuesday, our newest Open For Business (OFB) cohort gathered for the first time, kicking off their three-month program. This is the second iteration of our entrepreneurship incubator, designed to support Bay Area BIPOC makers in developing and expanding their product lines.
This year, The Crucible is on track to reach 1,000 members—the largest number in our nearly 24-year history! Not only do Crucible Members have access to perks like early registration and 10% off class tuition, but their membership fees also help support the many free and subsidized community programs we run each year.