PASSIONS

Stuff we can't live without.

In addition to excellent design and thoughtful solutions, we have a myriad of passions (we are La famiglia di Mazzarello after all). We care deeply for social justice; we are enamored with all things Bay Area; we savor learning about different cultures.

Put simply, we just like to like things — especially when we say it in Italian, "Mi piace…"
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Social Justice

Supporting with time, talent and treasure.

Global

Greenpeace
Seeking solutions to environmental issues and promoting informed debate.

Global Exchange
Promoting human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.

Compassion International
Breaking the cycle of poverty.

Oxfam America
Creating lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice.

Green America
Creating a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

 

Local

Boost! West Oakland
Offering mentoring, academic assistance, and enrichment programs to the students of West Oakland.

La Cocina
Cultivate low-income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses by providing affordable commercial kitchen space, industry-specific technical assistance and access to market and capital opportunities.

SPARK Oakland
Providing life-changing apprenticeships to youth in underserved communities in Oakland.

Citizen Schools Oakland
Partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities at Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy.

Project Peace
Create partnerships between local churches and social service providers that work together for just and sustainable communities in Berkeley & Oakland.

Adams Point Neighborhood Group
Developing community and arts in Adams Point.

BUILD East Oakland
Using entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success in East Oakland.

Oakland Art Murmur
Supporting art and cultural venues that are dedicated to increasing popular awareness of and participation in the arts of Oakland.

 

Bay Area

Our local favorites.

OMCA
local museum, all California related, fantastic special exhibitions

SFMOMA
spectacular collection of art, Blue Bottle Cafe, rooftop garden and sculptures

Oakland Art Murmur
fun eclectic people, multiple fantastic art venues, the future of Oakland

Christ Church
our community, our friends, the place we learn to think outside the box

Room 389
nice drinks, good location, hoping it could be a place where everyone knows your name
  Grand Lake Market
fruits & veggies, hipsters & families, crafts & prepared food, the best in the bay

Picante
delicious high quality food, superb manchamanteles, super family friendly

Tacubaya
fantastic coffee, a can't-go-wrong menu, tortas that will bring you back again

Boot and Shoe Service
tasty creative cocktails, mouthwatering pizza, boisterously fun crowd

Straus Family Creamery

maple yogurt, creamy milk in a glass bottle, happy cows in the fields of Marshall, CA

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