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Review for The Crucible, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first became aware of The Crucible's programs when i went as a spectator to their annual fundraiser, a production of Romeo & Juliet -- as a fire ballet. Astounded by the creative mixing of classical music, hip-hop, ballet, fire performance, glass and metal work, I vowed to learn more. A few months later, I attended their summer fundraising event, the Fire Arts Festival, and was again blown away by the ambitious production of The Odyssey and the array of art installations. When I found out that The Crucible was actually a school that taught skills in the fire and industrial arts, i was even more impressed: Clearly, this was an organization to get involved with --

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the eyes of children and adults as they light up with newfound self-confidence and pride of workmanship.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

young, old, tattooed, conservative, wacky, inventive, wealthy, poor, orange-haired, grey-haired, bald-headed, artistic and inquisitive, self-reliant people of all colors, backgrounds, and beliefs.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of even more people.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Client Served & I've learned skills I never thought I could by taking classes in glass fusing, and learned how to eat fire.