Young people often face challenges to finding a forum where they can express themselves with the attention of the whole community. Groundswell Community Mural Project has helped to produce nearly 300 indoor and outdoor community murals, using art to give visual representation to social issues. Groundswell’s Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) provides young artists from low-income neighborhoods with a forum for social expression by sponsoring them in creating large-scale public artwork that examines specific social issues.
One of the SLI's next projects will adorn the surfaces of the Community League of the Heights headquarters in the Washington Heights neighborhood. A team of two professionals and 15–20 youth artists will design the mural with the goal of stimulating dialogue on violence and gun control. While designing the mural, the young artistes involved will earn a stipend and gain valuable experience in artistic development, public presentations, collaborating with their peers, and realizing a complex project, simultaneously sparking important conversations in their neighborhood.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help young artists create a consciousness-raising public mural. If G-Team members raise $600, Groundswell will be able to fund one young artist in the Summer Leadership Institute's Community League of the Heights project in Washington Heights. Each additional $600 raised will sponsor another young artist.
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