Segue is a program to introduce students to the Groundswell community and mission to use art as a tool for social justice. Participants use art-making to document and explore the local Gowanus community as a site for social action.


Students will explore themes of personal identity, community, and art as a tool for community engagement. To do this, students will explore their cultural identity to build confidence and develop positive views of their future. During intensive skill-building workshops with Groundswell artists at our Gowanus studio, Segue inspires meaningful relationships between Segue participants as they connect personal expression and art-making to public interventions and community participation. The program will culminate in a presentation/exhibition for the students’ work and research.


I definitely made a connection with the other Segue youth. It feels like you are a part of something important working on a team. Every kid in Brooklyn should come and work on one of Groundswells murals.

— Makkonen, youth participant



Murals in this Series

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    Searching for Crown Heights

    Through Groundswells Segue program, Groundswell and Settlement Housing Fund brought together a te...

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    The Transformation panel series creates a powerful visual identity for the innovative restorative...

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    Care. No Matter What.

    Court-involved youth participating in Groundswells Segue program partnered with artists Crystal B...