"This is Newark (North Ward)" was created by four teenagers ranging from 17 to 18 years old as part of a larger initiative in which Groundswell worked with the City of Newark to train its artists, businesses, and community organizations in our unique collaborative model. Groundswell partnered with La Casa de Don Pedro to create this inspiring mural located in Newark, New Jersey. The students were tasked to create a mural that represents the diversity and uniqueness of Newark. The hands represent the multicultural residents, who hold the soil that blossoms into the cityscape and then morphs into a cherry blossom tree. The mural team chose this imagery to reveal the importance of nurturing the environment in which you live and the importance of nature in The Garden State.