about us


Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) is a creativity and healing focused job training program located in Berkeley, California 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.

The mission of Youth Spirit Artworks is to use art jobs and job training to empower and transform the lives of youth, giving young people the skills, experience and confidence needed to meet their full potential.