Projects

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  • Here Goes Something (Part 1)

    "Here Goes Something celebrates the rich and vibrant history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The mural was created by 19 fourth and fifth grade students from PS 307.

  • The Legacy of Mother Cabrini: Story of Immigration

    In 2012, the Society of the Citizens of Pozzallo partnered with Groundswell to create a mural honoring Mother Francesca Cabrini. Working through the Catholic Church, Mother Cabrini dedicated her life to helping poor Italian immigrants

  • Here Goes Something (Part 2)

    Here Goes Something uncovers the rich hidden history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and engages passersby in the thriving activity taking place today.

  • 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.

  • The Privilege of History

    Lead Artist Bayunga Kialeuka oversaw a group of youth in the creation of The Privilege of History, a mural on two walls of Law Studies High School.

  • Family Totems

    “Family Totems” was created by groups of students at The Urban Assembly School of Music and Art and their parents. The parents and children studied animal symbolism and imagery at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and then created an animal symbol, or totem, to represent their families.

  • Red Hook Through History

    Red Hook Through History was created by 4th grade students at PS 27, guided by Groundswell artists Conor McGrady and Jonathan Bogarin. The students designed the mural based on research of Red Hook’s history, which is part of the 4th grade curriculum.

  • Legacy and Career Visions

    Groundswell worked with Youth For Real to create two murals for PS 33. One team, made up of 3rd to 5th graders, focused their mural on community change. Another team was comprised of 2nd graders who focused on career visions.

  • 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.

  • The Four Cornerstones

    Through Groundswells Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) program, youth created a series of public sculptural reliefs for Weeksville Houses in Brooklyn.

  • Weeksville: Past Forward

    This mural tells the story of Weeksville by examining the past, present, and future of this historic area. The mural begins its story of Weeksville’s history with the founding of the free Black community by James Weeks and six other freedmen.

  • Follow Your Vision

    Follow Your Vision is inspired by the dual themes of leadership and career visions. The mural includes portraits of fourteen important Black and Latino leaders from different geographic backgrounds and walks of life. Equal numbers of men and women are represented.

  • Home in Our Eyes

    As part of our Summer Leadership Institute, Groundswell collaborated with the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) to create a mural for the lobby of its main building.