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

    Bronx Heritage Fordham - Belmont

    LOCATION: 2452 Washington Avenue Bronx, NY 10458

    In a mural installed in a high-traffic staircase, students at IS 254 used art as a tool for social change to educate...

  • YEAR 2016


    LOCATION: 700 Cortelyou Road Brooklyn, NY 11218

    Through an afternoon mural-making program through Groundswell, a team of IS 62 Ditmas 8th grade students transformed...

  • YEAR 2016

    We Are a Community of Knowledge

    LOCATION: 180 6th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

    The mural is inspired by the participant's ideas developed after the community partners' presentation. It conveys the...