Zeydi has been a longtime supporter of The Crucible and our programs and is excited to help us deepen and foster new relationships both in East Oakland and throughout the Bay Area.
“I have seen the impact that The Crucible has on young people in Oakland and how it can open up a world of opportunities,” new Board Member Zeydi Gutierrez explains. “I am a firm believer that exposure is everything. When you expose young people to what they can do in the arts, the impact is long-lasting. If they aren’t exposed to the industrial arts, they never could have thought of it as an option—for a hobby or a career.”
Zeydi was especially inspired by the young people she knows who have participated in The Crucible’s scholarship programs and the profound change she witnessed throughout their experience. “In this world of the internet, we have lost some of the preciousness of what people can make with their hands. The Crucible can put folks back in tune with that and with themselves. You have to reach inside yourself to make art.”
We are thrilled to welcome Zeydi to The Crucible’s Board. The Crucible is always looking to add interested and committed individuals to our Advisory Council or Board of Directors. if you or someone you know is interested in participating more deeply in the strategic direction of The Crucible, please reach out to [email protected] to learn more.