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  • The Higher We Climb

    The Higher We Climb was created through Groundswells Voices Herd Visionaries program for young women. From looking at this history, the young women examined the role of women in today's society, with a focus on the ongoing need to challenge and overcome continued discrimination and violence towards women.

  • Train to Read

    Groundswell's Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) afterschool program partnered with Wyckoff Gardens to create "Train to Read,” a mural that wraps around the Center’s entire literacy room.

  • Seeds of the Future

    Seeds of the Future addresses environmental justice issues in Sunset Park, issues that young activists from UPROSE continue to work tirelessly to change.

  • Making A Difference

    Making A Difference was created as part of a series of murals on the theme of Peace and Healing created in the aftermath of the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001.

  • La Lucha Continua: Homage to Eva Cockcroft

    Groundswell, Artmakers Inc, and the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union teamed up to create a mural to honor the memory of Eva Cockcroft and celebrate community mural making in New York.

  • Washington Avenue Elephants

    Washington Avenue Elephants was created as part of a two day community mural jam, open to the public. The mural was the first in a series of murals to be painted along Washington Avenue.

  • Sunset Park Unity Mural

    Throughout the spring of 2001, Sunset Park residents, together with Groundswell, met to design a mural that reflected the range of cultures present in Sunset Park.

  • Peace Is Not A Dream In Storage

    In 1999, a group of young women of color worked with Groundswell and the Center for Anti Violence Education (CAE) to create a mural speaking out against domestic violence.

  • We Are Here to Awaken From the Illusion of Our Separateness

    In summer of 1998, in partnership with local faith-based community group, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, fifteen young people worked together to create a mural around the theme of spiritual leaders for peace and justice.


    In 1994, at age 13, Nicholas Naquan Heyward, Jr was shot and killed by police while playing with some friends in his building in the Gowanus Houses in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

  • Everyone Holds a World: Young Women's Sources of Strength and Protection

    This mural was designed by young women living in the Red Hook East and West Public Housing Projects. It depicts their sources of strength including real images of friends, family, community teachers, clergy, and public leaders.

  • The Golden Birdcage

    Groundswells first project organized Latino youth living in Williamsburg. Through numerous drawing sessions the group generated the mural's theme, How Our People Left Everything Behind to Str...