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  • We Elevate Ourselves

    We Elevate Ourselves, the first mural installed in the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement Community Center at Queensbridge Houses, promotes peaceful conflict resolution as a method to combat gun violence. The young artists goal was to depict the complex emotional transformation that occurs as a result of peaceful conflict resolution.

  • Pieces of Peace

    The second mural painted Saint Nicholas Houses, Pieces of Peace is broken down into seven sections. Five of those sections serve as scenes directly dealing with alternatives or ways to prevent violence.

  • Sin Armas Sin Odio

    At PS 54 in the Bronx, a team of students created a mural to teach that they can live peacefully if everyone respects and values one another regardless of their differences. With this in mind, the ...

  • Violence Destroys the Light of Today

    With the support of NYC Council Member Jumanne Williams through the Department of Cultural Affairs' Cultural Afterschool Adventures program, twelve PS/IS109 students worked with two Groundswell art...

  • Weaving Change Beyond the Shadows

    Together with the Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) and American Friends Service Committee, Groundswell youth explored alternatives to violence and peace promotion to create a new mural in Washington Heights.

  • Social Traps

    The students created the mural as an anti-gun violence advertisement for the high school walls. The students researched ways to prevent gun violence, shared personal stories, and created the mural to address these pressing issues.

  • Piece Out, Peace In

    Piece Out, Peace In is a collaborative gun violence prevention mural created in Crown Heights by Groundswell youth together with American Friends Service Committee and the Office of New York State Assemblymember Karim Camara.

  • Art of Remembering

    The walls of many neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn, including Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and East New York, are adorned with Rest in Peace murals which honor individuals lost too soon.


    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.