Arts Leadership Award Program

Jennifer Burke

Representing Alameda County Supervisorial District Five —

Jennifer Burke of Berkeley, is a practicing artist, educator and community builder. In 2000, she founded the Young Artists Workspace (YAWS) located in Berkeley’s Totland Park. YAWS serves the community by creating an art center dedicated to providing children, ages two to sixteen, with free and low-cost visual art classes meeting an important need in the community. Ms. Burke is also the founder and director of Westside Studio in West Berkeley that provides meaningful arts education classes for adults and families.