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

  • YEAR 2016

    Boatema (She Brings Strength)

    LOCATION: 112 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Created by a team of all young women, “Boatema (She Brings Strength)” centers around a growth and transformation...

  • YEAR 2016

    The Next Step

    LOCATION: 2111 Crotona Avenue Bronx, NY 10457

    “The Next Step” is a celebration of Frederick Douglass Academy by students about to graduate the middle school and...

  • YEAR 2016

    Sin Armas Sin Odio

    LOCATION: 2703 Webster Avenue Bronx, NY 10458

    At PS 54 in the Bronx, a team of students created a mural to teach that they can live peacefully if everyone respects...