Projects

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  • We Are a Community of Knowledge

    The mural is inspired by the participant's ideas developed after the community partners' presentation. It conveys the notions of the importance of education, sports and art at PS 282 by using speci...

  • Welcome

    Through an afternoon mural-making program through Groundswell, a team of IS 62 Ditmas 8th grade students transformed five sets of the school's entrance doors to welcome students with a love of lear...

  • The Next Step

    The Next Step is a celebration of Frederick Douglass Academy by students about to graduate the middle school and enter high school. On one side of the hallway, the team tackled the importa...

  • Domino Effect

    Following a series of violent incidents within the local neighborhood, youth artists expressed a strong desire to leverage the mural making process as an opportunity to send a message to the broade...

  • The Wonderful Journey of Learning

    The Wonderful Journey of Learning mural transforms a graffiti-ridden bridge in Sunset Park and enlivens the pedestrian walkway with a celebration of teamwork and lifelong learning. Through a ...

  • 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.

  • Education is our Right and It’s All in How You Play Your Cards

    Education Is Our Right focuses on an individuals right to higher learning. A mural team of students from Park Slope Collegiate High School investigated individual and societal perspectives on higher education.

  • Roots of Knowledge

    Twelve youth accompanied by many volunteers and led by artists Belle Benfield and Sophia Dawson partnered with the Brooklyn Public Library to create this mosaic installed on the walls of the Brooklyn Public Library.

  • 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.

  • I Have a Dream

    "I Have a Dream" graces the walls of the computer room in the NYC Housing Authority Chelsea Elliot Houses. This mural project began in 2008 as a class at The New School, primary aim was to research the history of public art and to design and create a work of public art in New York.

  • Uplifting

    "Uplifting" was created in partnership with Turning Point in order to transform the walls of Claremont Community Center. The theme for this mural is reaching for the stars, finding the path to success, and following one’s goals.

  • Connectivity

    Connectivity is featured at the entrance of PS 506 and was created by two fifth grade classes. The mural focuses on the ideas of global community, technology, and journalism.

  • Hunger for Knowledge

    Groundswell partnered with students at the High School for Leadership and Public Service to produce two banners for the schools lobby. The youth muralists developed themes that they felt illustrated the unique qualities of their education

  • Train to Read

    Groundswell's Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) afterschool program partnered with Wyckoff Gardens to create "Train to Read,” a mural that wraps around the Center’s entire literacy room.