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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Farley’s East to Support YSA

On Thursday, March 13th from 5pm to 9pm, Farley’s East will be donating 20% of all sales to Youth Spirit Artworks. Also, for all of March, Farley’s will be displaying YSA artworks. Come support YSA!

Grand Opening of YSA’s New Space–1740 Alcatraz Avenue–Sat. Dec. 7th 1pm to 4pm

Join Youth Spirit’s young artists, Board and extended community on Saturday December 7th 1pm to 4pm for the grand opening of our new, much larger space at 1740 Alcatraz Avenue. Silent art auction, tons of youth-made art for sale, terrific … Continue reading

Buy Youth Spirit art at Berkeley Bowl Mon-Fri. 3:30pm to 6pm

Youth Spirit young artists are now selling their green, youth-made art Monday through Friday 3:30pm to 6pm via their “Art Cart” at the Berkeley Bowl–near Adeline & Oregon Street! Look for young people selling art tote bags, tee shirts, candles, … Continue reading