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

Artists

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

Community

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

Youth

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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News

July 2, 2019

Thank You for Supporting Our Storytellers!!

We are overjoyed to share that this year’s Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) campaign has been our most successful to date, as we have now raised $89,823 to support our young storytellers this summer!! We could not have done it without you--our incredible Groundswell community!!! Thank you for spreading the word, sharing this campaign, and making financial contributions to support these incredibly talented youth storytellers!