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.
On Saturday February 13, 2016 from Noon to 2:30, family and friends will gather at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley in celebration of Frances H Townes 100th Birthday! This wonderful celebration will benefit one of Frances’ favorite charities, Youth … Continue reading
YSA has received a new matching grant that will make it possible for all gifts to Youth Spirit to be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000! The gift is focused on building our collaboration with YEAH shelter providing jobs training … Continue reading
Check out our mid-year report to see all the good YSA has done for the youth in our community!