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  • Be the Change

    Be the Change encourages elders to serve as mentors so that the young people of the Castle Hill Houses can become a force of positive change and inspiration at their development and in the surrounding neighborhood.

  • The Balance - The Four Faces of Health

    A team of young artists have inspired a holistic view of healthy living at the Queensbridge Houses through a new mural on the Jacob A. Riis Settlement House community center. The Balance The Four Faces of Health, stands in honor of all lives at the development past, present, and future.

  • 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.

  • The Foundation of Stapleton

    The community members view Stapleton Houses as a wonderful place to live and they want to see it grow and flourish. To support this, the youth artists depicted Stapleton in their mural as a bright and growing metropolis, built on the foundation of history, trust, love and respect for one another and their surroundings.

  • Empowering the People, Transforming Our Home

    Through a new mural, youth artists engaged seniors at the Stapleton Houses in a public dialogue about the development's past and future as a site of hope, dreams, and community engagement.

  • Bridges

    In Harlem, a team of young artists engaged local elders through the creation of a mural that has transformed the entrance to the Saint Nicholas Houses Senior Citizens Center. Their mural, Bridges, brought together different generations to inspire new perspectives on technology, community engagement, and youth activism.

  • The Fall of Oppression

    This summer, a team of young men of color created a mural encouraging and inspiring their peers to know their value and know their rights. With an approach centered on personal narratives and storytelling, the team challenged notions of identity to break cycles of inequity facing young men of color today.

  • Passing Wisdom, Planting Seeds

    This summer, a team of young women artists illuminated and celebrated the power of women of color within both the public and private spheres through a new mural in Crown Heights. Their mural, entit...

  • From the Ground Up

    During the summer of 2016, as part of Groundswell's Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) 2016, upwards of 140 teens are coming together citywide to create seven inspiring murals from July 5 to August ...

  • The Power of Flourishing Minds

    In partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and PS 15 The Roberto Clemente School campus, Groundswell inspired stewardship of the environment in youth artists through the artistic transform...

  • Wall of Reflect

    Every person in a community should be recognized for his or her contributions, but there are often not enough opportunities to reflect on the people who make a neighborhood vibrant. Through the com...

  • 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...


    I Just Want To Come Home declares a new mural in Bushwick on a Food Bazaar Supermarket, painted by a team of young men considering the complex relationship between police and young men of col...

  • Carnival of Aspirations

    Learning has been proven fun through a Carnival of color, vibrancy, and community engagement with youth artists. With three monumental murals already installed on the exterior of the school, ...

  • The Crossroads / La Encrucijada

    In collaboration with the NYC DOT and Bogopa Service Corporation, Groundswell youth artists served as ambassadors for safer streets by creating a 2,000-square foot collaborative mural that seeks to...

  • Justice at the Crossroads

    In New York City, approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in traffic crashes. Because every New Yorker deserves to feel safe as a pedestrian, th...