“Youth Spirit Artworks: Youth Find Healing in Community Art Program”
Tikkun Daily by Annie Pentilla on October 15th, 2013
“If you’ve ever walked along Ashby Street between Shattuck and Telegraph in Berkeley, you might have noticed the colorfully tiled bollards lining the street. Busy commuters who travel Ashby everyday can easily overlook the mosaics on these cement posts, but those who do are missing out on a powerful artistic display of the thoughts, histories, emotions, and ambitions of Berkeley’s homeless and “at-risk” youth.”
Read the full article here.
Greetings from Alcatraz Ave: Meet Youth Spirit Artworks
On one end, you’re in Oakland. At the other, you’re in Berkeley. If you keep going, you’ll end up back in Oakland. If you trip, you’ll fall into Emeryville. It’s an interesting mash-up of municipalities with a rich history of activism and commerce. When I moved here 10 years ago, there was only one restaurant within a short walk and the newspaper once referred to Alcatraz as a “corridor of violence” between South Berkeley and North Oakland gangs. Now it sports a bicycle collective, a cupcake shop, several cafes, two yoga studios, a weekly farmers’ market and about five more spaces with permits to open in the next six months…. Read the full article here
Get to Know More About Us!
Interviews with the program director and participants of Youth Spirit Artworks in Berkeley CA. Youth ages 16 to 24, with an artistic bent, attend this program to learn skills in producing and selling their artwork while reflecting on their lives and future ambitions.
Article about YSA on Oakland Tribune
August 5th, 2013. An article”Berkeley: Youth Spirit Artworks ‘art cart’ provides teens, young adults with creative outlet, income, job skills” written by By Kristin J. Bender was on Oakland Tribune. Read it.
“Youth Spirit Artworks Inspires At-Risk Youth Through Art”
Another Feature article on YSA in the Berkeley High Jacket, by Ozzie Delgado. Read it
Feature article on YSA
Feature article on YSA in the Berkeley High Jacket: Read it
YSA in the Berkeley Post.
YSA in the Berkeley Post. Read it here.
Sally Hindman editorial in Berkeley Daily Planet
Sally Hindman of YSA wrote an editorial in the Berkeley Daily Planet about Berkeley’s proposed anti-sit-down ordinance.
YSA on Berkeleyside
YSA has been mentioned a couple of times on Berkeleyside, Berkeley’s excellent community weblog.