Projects

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  • The Beauty of Balance

    This street art-inspired mural affirms the core values of the Secondary School for Law: Justice, Equity, Family, and Community. One of four schools housed on the John Jay Campus in Park Slope, the ...

  • Brooklyn: Here and Now

    In 2014, four Groundswell youth apprentices came together to create a mural at the Kings County Criminal Court on Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn. Specifically located in the office of Brooklyn Jus...

  • What You See is Not Who I Am

    Through this project, Groundswell partnered with ArtWorks for Freedom (AWFF), an innovative non-profit founded by award-winning photographer Kay Chernush, to create What You See Is Not Who I Am,...

  • P.I.C.T.U.R.E.S Prison Industrial Complex: Tyranny Undermining Rights, Education, And Society

    Groundswells all-male Making History mural team made up of young men in Groundswells Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) some with a prior involvement with the justice system collabo...

  • Participatory Budgeting Banners

    Groundswell collaborated with Boys Town residents and Councilmember Brad Lander of District 39 to develop a series of banners and posters for the local Participatory Budgeting process.

  • Justice Mandala II

    In spring 2013, court-involved youth participating in Groundswells Segue program partnered with the New York City Department of Correction to complete a series of Tibetan mandalas for the exteri...

  • Building A Change

    In partnership with the Center for Court Innovation and its Red Hook Community Justice Center, a team of Groundswell youth created a vibrant new mural for installation in the Justice Centers community room.

  • Respect The Work

    In this project, a group of Groundswell youth partnered with Domestic Workers United (DWU) and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) to help organize domestic workers in their continued fight for justice, dignity, and respect.

  • First Impression

    First Impression was created in partnership with The LGBT Center and Farrow & Ball. “First Impression” is a large installation mural that portrays an abstract collection of faces of all genders and ethnicities in a creative and colorful way.

  • Some Walls Are Invisible

    Dutch human rights charity Miles4Justice and the Red Hook Community Justice Center commissioned Groundswell to create a large-scale mural, entitled Some Walls Are Invisible, that honors the 400th anniversary of Dutch settlement in North America.

  • Justice Mandala

    Justice Mandala explores restorative justice: the act of seeking solutions that repair, reconcile, and rebuild relationships. A team of young artists, including some formerly incarcerated youth, transformed the State Street side of the Brooklyn Detention Complex.

  • Peace and Freedom

    Peace and Freedom adds color and life to the walls of the community room at Claremont Neighborhood Center. This serene mural was created by formerly incarcerated Justice Corps youth.

  • Stronger Together

    Youth participating in Groundswells afterschool Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) program created a mural for the lobby of Trade Union SEIU 32BJs headquarters in Lower Manhattan.

  • NYC AIDS Housing Network

    Groundswell youth artists participating in our Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship program created a collaborative mural for the offices of the New York City AIDS Housing Network.

  • Justice Everywhere

    To celebrate the opening of its new headquarters in 2003, Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) commissioned Groundswell to paint a mural on the adjacent building to help lead visitors from 4th Avenue around the corner to the doors of the new center.

  • Peace Is Not A Dream In Storage

    In 1999, a group of young women of color worked with Groundswell and the Center for Anti Violence Education (CAE) to create a mural speaking out against domestic violence.