Berkeley art program gives at-risk and homeless youth creative outlet

Oakland Tribune
May 5, 2008

Youth Spirit Artworks, a continuation school for those who have been removed or left Berkeley High School, works with homeless and at-risk East Bay youngsters to teach them commercial arts furniture painting and public art design, program officials said. Art chairs were made by the Berkeley youth with the help of seminary students from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Said Abby King Kaiser, second-year PSR student, "Some of them really worked hard on their chairs so we felt the best way to support them was by being (with them during the project)."