A discretionary grant from NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera allowed us to return to IS 117 for a second School Murals project, this time with a twist. We would leverage the project as a mechanism to invite collaboration between both schools that share the building: IS 117 Joseph Wade Academy and The Young Women’s Leadership School.
Students from both schools worked together to imagine a shared vision for their Mount Hope neighborhood, and brought that vision to life at the main entrance of the building. The last thing students see as they return home each day is the world they are building together.
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