Welcome all new Advanced Crew!
We have just launched a new program called the Would Works Advanced Crew.
Our first cohort includes four exceptional Artisans who have completed our beginner workshop and are hungry for more skills and time in the shop. The Advanced Crew is assisting our workshop leaders in our beginners workshop, as well as learning to use advanced tooling and machinery to make the parts our beginner Artisans sand and finish.
The Advanced Crew is also helping with shop maintenance and setup--building storage shelves, installing vices and assembling our new drill press.
We are looking forward to working on larger scale furniture projects in the future, such as the build out of the new location of the Skid Row Community ReFresh Spot.
The Advanced Crew program provides our Artisans with a more direct pipeline to stable employment in the woodworking field.
Former Artisan Diane and Advanced Crew member Marella working the holiday season shift at Offerman Woodshop.
"As one participant on advanced crew I was able to bounce back into the workforce and establish a firm desire to remain there."
Advanced Crew 2020
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Winding down this year, we express deep gratitude for your support and engagement with Would Works. 2023 began expansively: WW Community Builders Program Artisans and our team took a field trip to the snow-covered Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains north of the city. Shirley is the Artisan Lead at Would Works and was born and raised in LA. She’s now in her mid-60’s, yet she’s never been up to the Angeles Forest. Our city is surrounded by abundant landscapes, but many residents who face barriers to employment also lack access to experiences in nature. This forest visit reflects the growth trajectory of Would Works, which we illuminate here.