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


Working with a powerful community of artists, staff, and youth from different parts of New York has helped me grow as an artist and an individual. More about Victor's story
Victor A. Saint-Hilaire, Artist


Working in a collaborative process, our students gained the knowledge and tools necessary to explore, design and interpret important and relevant messages to the school community. More about IS 62's story
Michelle Esposito, IS 62, Assistant Principal


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

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March 28, 2019

Support Summer Leadership Institute Youth Artivists!

In Groundswell’s flagship Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), youth and teaching artists collaborate to transform public walls into high-quality murals that reflect the values, concerns and activism of their communities. You can support SLI’s artmaking materials, youth stipends and educational field trips—and help young people use art as a catalyst for personal and societal change. Your gift at any amount is appreciated.