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YOUTH ​SPIRIT

ARTWORKS

About Us


Youth Spirit Artworks started in 2007 as a response to the ​challenges faced by Alameda County’s transitional age ​youth impacted by adversity, economic and housing ​challenges.



We provide holistic engagement, intervention and ​opportunity offering transitional housing, leadership ​development utilizing Art as Therapy and by celebrating ​Youth Empowerment in community, beauty, land, history ​and freedom.

Our vision is that transitional age youth (16-25) will emerge centered, joyful and thriving in the world.

Our mission is to create spaces of safety, dignity and belonging for healing, transition, growth and development of TQBIPOC youth experiencing various vulnerabilities and challenges.

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We believe all youth are capable of healing through a process of support, self-understanding, learning, reconciliation and liberation.

Our Model

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Housing

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Healing & Personal ​Development

Transitional Housing ​Program (18-25)

Case Management & ​Housing Navigation

Life Skills

Professional Development

Healing Clinics

Mental Health

Resources & Services

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Community

& Belonging

Art Workshops

Cultural Events

Nature Trips

Community Events

Youth Centered Art Studio

We believe Art is a healing modality that can assist in emotional expression and generate a building block for youth to journey through healing trauma. The Art Studio offers Art as Therapy, an art workshop series that attaches art expression to healing practices. Within this component, we offer additional life skills workshops that venture into soul care and youth empowerment.

YSA’s arts and social, emotional positive youth ​development programming is designed to help ​youth increase artistic knowledge, build new art ​skills, gain assets, and achieve individual ​entrepreneurial mindset.


We also offer Youth Leadership opportunities ​that operate as a Youth Advisory Board. Our ​Youth Leadership programs help youth form ​inclusive communities.

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Series

Youth Spirit Artworks

Fashion

Workshop

9 week

Screenprinting

Upcycling

Basic sewing

Jewlery

Starting

June 25

Ages 16-25

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Sew ​What!

fashion sketch illustration

9 week Intermediate Sewing Workshop

Max 10 Youth

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$750 Stipend

June 25th @ 3:30pm

Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays

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Learn How to Upcycle

Create your own pieces

Showcase in fashion show

Sell your creations

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BEginners ​Sewing

Fashion Woman. Glamour lady. Model in clothes. Fashion design sketch. Vector illustration. Line drawing of a beautiful girl

9 week Sewing Workshop

Loose Doodle Needle and Thread

$750 Stipend

June 25th @ 5:30pm

Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays

Loose Doodle Spool of Thread

Learn basic sewing skills

Create your own pieces w/patterns

Showcase in fashion show

Sell your creations

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YSA Transitional Village Program

We believe that if we offer Transitional Housing, along with trauma responsive ​holistic services focused on healing, recovery and intervention in every dimension of ​wellness, we can support youth launch towards a future prepared to enter ​permanent housing and opportunities.

We offer opportunity to find permanent ​housing, career and personal goals success ​through case management, housing ​navigation, healing modalities, skills training ​and life skills development.

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Made by a YSA artist

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Board of Directors

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jasmine

braxton


chair

tom

mcaninley


vice chair

randall

hudson


Treasurer

Alexandra

Childs


board member

AniKa

dokes


board member

Suzanne

chui sutton


board member

Frank

buffum


board member

valerie

r. silva


board member

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Our Funders & Partners

City of Oakland

City of Berkeley

County of Alameda Health Care Services

Sierra Health Foundation

Amgen Foundati​on

National Endowment for the Arts

Sa​n Francisco Foundation

Un​ion Pacific

Stupski Foundation

Episcopal Impact Fund

California Arts Council

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Dream Youth Clinic

Physical Health- Health Navigator-Psychiatry

Options Recovery

Life Skills & AOD Recovery Support

Telecare

Mental Health- Navigation

New Door Ventures

Professional Development & Employment Linkages

Alameda Family Services

Mental Health- Therapy

Patelco ​

Financial Wellness & 1:1 Financial Counseling

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Individual Family Donors & Faith Based Organizations

Youth Spirit Artworks

3rd Annual

Healing ​Clinic

Save The Date

08.24.2024

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@youthspiritartwork

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