Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) is an interfaith “green” art jobs and job training program located in Berkeley, California which is committed to empowering homeless and low-income San Francisco Bay Area young people, ages 16-25.

YSA was founded in 2007, as a response to the enormous employment challenges of older homeless and low-income youth, by one of the initiators of the Alameda County Homeless Youth Collaborative, who had observed first hand at the Telegraph Avenue Homeless Youth Drop-In Center the unmet needs of transition age youth for jobs and jobs training programs.

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Tune into 94.1FM/ 7PM Fri. Nov.21st – Celebrate YSA’s MX Mosaic Sign Project!

A piece about YSA’s Malcolm X Elemantary School Mosaic Sign Project will air today on 94.1 FM between 7 and 8 pm on  Full Circle!!! Thank you Greg Jackson for coming to interview our youth! The same piece may also … Continue reading

Malcolm X Mosaic Signs Unveiling

Join Youth Spirit Artworks young Leaders at Ashby & Ellis St. on Sat. Nov. 15th 2:30pm to 4pm as we unveil our glorious new MX Mosaic Signs! This project was cosponsored by S. Berkeley Neighbors, MX PTA & School, S. … Continue reading

Join us! The “Safe & Sound” Youth Spirit Artworks’s MX Mosaic School Signs Project!

Join Youth Spirit Artworks this Sat. & Sun. Oct. 18th & 19th–10am to 6pm to help complete “MX Elementary School Mosaic Sign 2″ at King St & Ashby Ave. Big fun. Refreshments & snacks!! The “Safe & Sound” Youth Spirit … Continue reading