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 2014

    Empowerment of the Unified World

    LOCATION: 97-27 57th Avenue Corona, NY 11368

    Inspired by the multicultural nature of Corona, this mural focuses on youth unity and how it might contribute to the...

  • YEAR 2014

    Live to Learn and Learn to Live

    LOCATION: Robert N. Davoren Complex, Rikers Island East Elmhurst, NY 11370

    Through this project, incarcerated teen artists had the unique opportunity to directly impact the jail environment which...

  • 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...