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  • Holding It Down for Generations

    The first mural at Tompkins Houses, Holding It Down for Generations celebrates the heritage and history of the housing development. The young artists, all residents at Tompkins, met with elder residents of Tompkins Houses to learn the history of their community.

  • Collaborative Dreams

    Collaborative Dreams reflects the aspirations of Tompkins Houses, depicted through collaborative portraits which represent collective identities. The portraits presented are incarnations of many thinkers, dreamers, and inhabitants of the neighborhood.

  • Compass of Dreams

    Painted on a handball court, the mural, entitled Compass of Dreams, illustrates two complementary scenes across the front and back of the handball wall. One side honors young peoples resilience to overcome challenges, and the other celebrates the power of play and imagination.

  • Legacy

    A team of students from the Boys and Girls High School Campus created a mural that reflects the legacy of the campus schools and its many alumnus who excelled in numerous fields, including academia...

  • Heads up! Phones Down!

    The traffic safety banner residency program, sponsored by NYC DOT Safety Education in collaboration with the Groundswell Community Mural Project, engaged New York City 6th 8th grade students in...

  • Respect is the Strongest Compliment

    Brought to national attention with groups such as HollaBack! and Stop Street Harassment, street harassment affects the feeling of safety many women experience on the street. The majority of wome...

  • Power

    Power was created in partnership with Groundwork Inc. for the Sumner Community Center in Brooklyn. During the course of a special one-day painting event, twelve middle school youth and twelve adult mentors, alongside Groundswell artists, created a powerful new mural celebrating the power of education.

  • Transformative Moments

    Transformative Moments was developed in partnership with the Ella McQueen Residential Center, a New York State juvenile detention center in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

  • The Evolution of Black Veterans for Social Justice

    The Evolution of Black Veterans for Social Justice was created by a team of youth led by artists Leslie Smith III and Menshahat Ebron and the mural chronicles the history of the Black Veterans for Social Justice (BVSJ) organization, from its conception in 1979 to today.

  • All Services Entail Tender Loving Care and A Listening Ear

    All Services Entail Tender Loving Care and a Listening Ear was created by a team of youth commissioned by the Black Veterans for Social Justice (BVSJ) organization in Brooklyn.

  • Natural Inspiration

    Fifteen youth created "Natural Inspiration" in partnership with the Bowery Resident’s Committee (BRC) and its women’s residence in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

  • Bridging the Gap

    Bridging the Gap is a mural that highlights the importance of bridging the gap between community elders and youth as illustrated by different activities and services offered by Baileys Cafe.

  • Woman Rise

    "Woman Rise" is a mural that exemplifies women’s struggles and the paths taken to rise above those issues. The mural was created in partnership with the Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC), a transitional housing residence for homeless women.

  • Timeless Rhythm

    Timeless Rhythm, Groundswells first mosaic bench project, was created in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the Hugh Gilroy Senior Center in the historic Week...

  • Time Train

    As one of six projects created through Groundswell’s Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), youth worked with seniors to create a mural at the Hugh Gilroy Senior Center which brings to life Weeksville’s rich African American heritage.

  • Woodhull Healing Mural

    Lead Artist Joe Matunis and his student muralists from El Puente Academy worked with Woodhull doctors, staff, and patients to design and paint a mural to make children more comfortable during their hospital stay.