Wyckoff Gardens is a public housing development located in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. As the Wyckoff Gardens Community Center looked for opportunities to support the communitys revitalization efforts, the Center's Director contacted Groundswell to create a series of murals. Groundswell's Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) afterschool program partnered with Wyckoff Gardens to create "Train to Read, a mural that wraps around the Centers entire literacy room. TEMA apprentice muralists met with staff and children in the literacy program and created a mural to meet their needs and the needs of the room. The finished mural visually transforms the entire space in a colorful celebration of the importance of reading and literacy. This was the first of two murals created at Wyckoff Gardens Community Center.