Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Youth Spirit Artworks

Youth Spirit Artworks
is another one of the 2009 Oaklandish Innovators
award winners.This organization employs homeless and low-income youth through creative art projects. They decorate recycled furniture and create art in public spaces, such as benches and murals in local parks. Some of their beautiful
tables and chairs were featured in the Oakland Airport Exhibit along with other Oaklandish Innovators
award winners.

The grant money will help fund a project to decorate the benches and bollards in North Oakland with a theme focused on health, which references the health-related outreach done in this community by the Black Panthers.

Youth Spirit Artworks
and other Innovators award winners will be present at the annual Oaklandish Radio Regatta on August 23, 2009. Stay tuned for more information about this day of fun and other up-coming Oaklandish events.

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