It’s been a long road for Berkeley’s Youth Spirit Artworks project, which could house 22 homeless youth starting in the fall.
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First Person: I am one of the 400 homeless youths in Berkeley. One day, I’m going to have my own house
Justin Jones, 22, has been navigating the streets and shelters of the East Bay since he was 18. But he is more than a statistic.
Michael Diehl, longtime Berkeley activist, struck and killed by car
Nicknamed the “Mayor of Berkeley streets,” Diehl was active in Berkeley politics for decades and provided mental health and counseling services to the poor, the homeless, and the mentally ill.
Tiny houses for low-income youth popping up in Oakland, thanks to Berkeley’s Youth Spirit Artworks
More than 120 people volunteered time on Saturday to help build the tiny homes.
Tiny-house village no longer slated for Ohmega site; lot will be sold instead
Youth Spirit Artworks will look for a new site for its tiny houses for homeless youth, after the Ohmega owner decided to sell the lot instead of renting it to the organization.
Plans underway for ‘tiny house village’ in West Berkeley
A “tiny house village” for homeless youth could be built at the current Ohmega Salvage site in West Berkeley.
Remembering Frances Townes, 101, fierce advocate for art and the homeless
At 70, Townes founded the Berkeley Ecumenical Chaplaincy to the Homeless to bring Berkeley’s churches together to provide meals, shelter, and other services to homeless people.
Berkeley nonprofit attempts to build first ‘tiny house youth village’ in the U.S.
Youth Spirit Artworks is attempting to build two small tiny house youth villages, with a total of 25 residences that will be built by the youth themselves.
Youth artists rally after new Berkeley mural is defaced
After a set-back, a blighted corner in West Berkeley has come to life with a vibrant mural depicting animals and nature.
New mayor aims to overturn key part of homeless law
Homeless people make camp in Civic Center Park in Berkeley, on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Photo: David Yee In one of his first acts as mayor, Jesse Arreguín is proposing to overhaul the way Berkeley addresses homelessness, including rescinding the law restricting people to only occupying a small section of the sidewalk. In a measure […]
Berkeley homeless activist Frances Townes celebrates her 100th birthday and a day named in her honor
Frances Townes blows out the candles on her birthday cake. Sally Hindman, director of Youth Spirit Artworks, is at her left. Photo: Kathleen Costanza Frances Townes blows out the candles on her birthday cake. Sally Hindman, director of Youth Spirit Artworks, is at her left. Photo: Kathleen Costanza At age 70, most people are looking forward to […]
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend
My Mind is Like an Open Meadow, by Portland’s Hand2Mouth, performing Feb. 12-13 as part of Shotgun Players’ month-long BLAST festival SHOTGUN’S BLAST FESTIVAL Berkeley’s Shotgun Players have launched a new festival, BLAST, with the goal of “exploding the limits of possibility in theater.” The intention is for BLAST to be an annual celebration of difference — a month-long festival […]