Groundswell brings together artists, youth, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change.


Groundswell is a safe space for me as a teenager, it’s a place where you can express yourself with whatever it may be, it's your getaway. More about Kevin's story
Kevin Rijo, Youth Artist


For me, building imagination and sharing knowledge alongside a younger generation of artists is a great manifestation of the fruits of this shift. With this mural, we are also bringing intergenerational participation into a future that honors our past while actively creating a different path of existence. More About Raúl Ayala and The Iconic Bowery Wall
Raúl Ayala, Artist


We can be more attentive to inequity and we have the power to address this problem directly. It is not always an easy thing to do, but the very good things in life never are easy. More about Odili's story
Odili Donald Odita, National Academician at The National Academy of Design

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August 8, 2022

Mary T. An Appointed as Groundswell Executive Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mary T. An as Groundswell’s next Executive Director. Mary is a seasoned professional who brings with her over two decades of experience in non-profit leadership, mission-driven programs and amplifying diverse voices for a more equitable world.