Ellen Magnin Newman Award 

The Ellen Magnin Award is named after San Francisco Symphony Board member and founder of the All San Francisco concert, Ellen Newman. Each year, an outstanding community-based organization is recognized with the award. Organizations are nominated for their service to the City’s families and individuals, contributions which strengthen the City’s cultural fabric, and efforts to create a more just and equitable society for everyone who lives here.

Recipients of the Ellen Magnin Newman Award are selected by the All San Francisco Committee with approval from honorary chair Ellen Magnin Newman, and are celebrated at the All San Francisco Concert The 2023 Ellen Magnin Newman Award winner is Youth Art Exchange.

About Youth Art Exchange

For over twenty years, Youth Art Exchange (YAX) has been a leader in arts education for San Francisco public high school youth. YAX believes experiencing the arts at a pivotal age and developing a strong connection to the arts through learning, creating, and making gives youth tools to express themselves, exchange with others, and shape the world around them. YAX’s spaces buzz with the creative energy of artists and youth working together to make art, hang out, and build community – making San Francisco city more connected, resilient, and reflective of all those woven in its fabric. YAX works diligently for public high school youth to have equitable access to the arts, and spaces to explore who they are, voice who they are becoming, and express what they want to advocate for and contribute to their communities. This fall will mark the opening of its two new art centers in San Francisco this fall, where YAX will extend studio classes and workshops to all ages.

Photography student behind the lens.

Music Production student in the studio.

Students in scaffolding painting a public art mural.

Two Music Production students at the piano.

Art students practice screenprinting.

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