Giving Back

August 22, 2012 by bryan

When Stephanie and I decided to take Mazzarello Media and Arts full time we knew we wanted a few key things to be different about our design studio. We knew that travel and exposure to new ideas would be important, a reasonable work schedule 4 days a week (Monday through Thursday), and lastely that we want to be able to give back to our local community and global community based on our passions.

Below are the local and global organizations we support from the profits of our design work as well as donated time and energy.


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.


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.

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