Learning has been proven fun through a “Carnival” of color, vibrancy, and community engagement with youth artists. With three monumental murals already installed on the exterior of the school, Groundswell returned to East Brooklyn Community High School (EBCHS) to engage students in the completion of a fourth mural to bring a positive vision of education to EBCHS students.
This mural depicts East Brooklyn Community High School as a beacon of hope for students in the community, providing students with opportunities and support they might not find elsewhere. Through an overarching theme of a vintage amusement park or carnival, the design illustrates how the school stands apart from traditional avenues of education. The design invites students in and providing them with all of the support they need through thoughtful activities and programming, making school exciting and fun. Each symbol on the mural represents an aspect of the school's functions and core values.
Through this multi-project mural collaboration, Groundswell and EBCHS transformed the exterior of the school to mirror the positive transformations taking place within. The murals articulate a vision of joyful exploration, discovery and change that every student deserves to experience in school and carry with them throughout their lives
This project is a product of the Community School partnership between East Brooklyn Community High School and SCO Family of Services in collaboration with the DOE Office of Community Schools and the United Way of NYC.