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Review for The Crucible, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Crucible is an amazing organization that provides facilities, education and a community for arts involving fire. The arts supported range from welding and blacksmithing to glass blowing and jewelry making - activities few of us can do at home. More importantly, the Crucible serves the West Oakland community in which it is located. Despite some recent gentrification, West Oakland is a neighborhood that struggles with many social ills including high rates of poverty and crime. The Crucible provides West Oakland youth with opportunities to master new skills and develop a sense of pride by building custom bicycles and participating in other youth programs. It periodically offers free bike repair, and lets West Oakland residents attend its amazing Fire Arts Festival free of charge.

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

the development of my skills as a jewelrymaker

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the sense of community

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

very cool people

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

improve its facilities and provide more community serving programs

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I take classes, use studio facilities & volunteer at events.