Art Transforms Lives 2021






"The experience here made me feel like a leader and like I have power."  - 18-year-old Ashala Jones 

With your support, we can continue to offer transformative arts education to youth, young adults, working artists, and families helping people access joy, confidence, and new opportunities in exciting career pathways. Because of donors like you, in 2022, we will:

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

  • Provide free bike mechanics training and bike repair to over 400 youth and adults 

  • Host 30 young women ages 12-16 to build skills and confidence in our re-imagined Glass Blowing Hot Shop

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

  • Offer up to 15 Fuego Youth Leaders a $1,000 stipend for their summer participation

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

  • and more!

Your meaningful gift will empower young people to imagine a different future.  Thank you for supporting youth and equitable arts access! 

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All gifts before December 31 will help unlock an additional $20,000 in support!

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The Crucible is a 501c3 organization in West Oakland, CA and all donations are tax deductible. Our EIN# 52-2137825. To learn more about The Crucible's mission and programming, visit

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In honor of Susan and with gratitude for your continued efforts to make art accessible to all.

Anonymous | $250

Beautiful inspiring video about Ashala! The Crucible is making the industrial arts accessible to all.

Anonymous | $259.11

A great community resource!

Albert | $50

Art is Life!