School-based Programs

Building Authentic Partnerships

Groundswell partners with public elementary, middle, and high schools throughout New York City to integrate the visual arts into the academic curriculum. Each school partnership culminates in a public art project that reflects the school's mission and furthers its educational objectives. School-based projects can take place in an afterschool setting or be integrated into the school day.
If you are a teacher or principal and are interested in partnering with Groundswell, please complete our community partner inquiry form.


During the school year.

Past Projects

  • The completed mural is entitled "The Explosion of Wonder."
    YEAR 2014

    The Explosion of Wonder

    LOCATION: 109-89 204th Street St. Albans, NY 11412

    “The Explosion of Wonder” was created through a partnership with Pathways College Preparatory School during spring...

  • The mural’s protagonist encounters many obstacles on the road to success.
    YEAR 2013

    Traveling to Success

    LOCATION: 231 Palmetto Street Brooklyn, NY 11221

    Through a partnership with IS 291 in Brooklyn, Groundswell organized the creation of a mural for the ground floor of the...

  • These women embody different roles but all enjoy getting together for activity in the park.
    YEAR 2013

    Women in the Park

    LOCATION: 3000 East Tremont Avenue Bronx, NY 10461

    For “Women in the Park,” a group of six young women from Lehman High School worked with Montefiore Medical Center to...