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

    Cypress Hills Fights for Food Justice

    LOCATION: 999 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208

    “Cypress Hills Fights for Food Justice” is a compelling piece that addresses the issues of food justice in the...

  • YEAR 2015

    Envision Your Future

    LOCATION: 9517 Kings Highway Brooklyn, NY 11212

    This mural was the second in a series to bring the learning that takes place inside East Brooklyn Community High School...

  • YEAR 2015

    Double Means Trouble

    LOCATION: 33 Ferndale Avenue Staten Island, NY 10314

    Groundswell and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) designed the Traffic Safety Sign Residency...