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  • New Decisions and Second Chances

    New Decisions and Second Chances was created by a group of young men at East River Academy on Rikers Island. Through this project, the incarcerated youth were able to take ownership of their ...

  • Wings of Fitness

    Wings of Fitness was created by incarcerated youth on Rikers Island. The mural illustrates personal responsibility, for both our health and well-being.

  • Dream, Heal, Change

    Dream, Heal, Change was created by a group of young women incarcerated at the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island. This mural is inspired by the concept of metamorphosis - physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

  • Balance

    Created by East River Academy high school students incarcerated on Rikers Island, Balance explores how the Feng Shui ideal of balance might be realized in the students everyday lives.

  • The Guest House

    Ten Rikers Island inmates created a large mural based on the poem The Guest House by Rumi on the wall of the Eric M. Taylor Center at Rikers Island.

  • The Road Not Taken

    This mural aimed to improve the literacy skills and deepen understanding of poetry through reading and writing amongst students at the Rose M. Singer Center at the Austin H. McCormick Island Academy.

  • This Too Shall Pass

    This Too Shall Pass focuses on the dreams, wishes, and aspirations of the inmates at Rikers Island. The large mural was created in two sections by 18 incarcerated teenagers and adds color and adds color and beauty to a hallway in the jail.

  • Incarcerated Minds

    In the spring of 2008, Groundswell partnered with the New York City Department of Correction to create “Incarcerated Minds,” a mural designed by students at the Austin H. MacCormick Island Academy High School on Rikers Island Correctional Facility.