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


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


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

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October 27, 2020

Tune in: Actor Joel McHale raises money for Groundswell on ABC!

Tune in: Actor Joel McHale raises money for Groundswell on ABC! Mark your calendars: Sunday, November 1 and Sunday, November 8 at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT on ABC — tune in and share with a friend. We are cheering you on Joel! Thank you in advance for your courage and generosity!