Madison Park Academy in Oakland, CA

Para Los Niños is a charter school in the greater downtown Los Angeles area that is committed to closing the achievement gap for children living in poverty (paralosninos.org). The PLN - Gratts Primary Center serves students embarking on the first steps of their educational journey from Kindergarten through First Grade. Their aim is to provide children and their families with the support and tools necessary to ensure academic success for their students. Their instructional program and integrated support services will allow their students to become self-motivated, competent, and life-long learners. In the spirit of our mission, we collaborated with the community to transform a blank wall into a colorful mural, while empowering these young thinkers as DESIGNERS - with a ton of community love!

 

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The students chose the colors, shared their ideas, and became empowered in the process. Project Color Corps taught them about the fundamentals of color, its connection to emotion, and its ability to inspire.  Finally, the school community voted and the HOPEFUL LOVE design won:

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Volunteers Make it Happen

Countless volunteers and the school community rolled up their sleeves to complete the final transformation.

The Results

Generous Sponsor Support 

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
MATA CONSTRUCTION
KIMBALL
HERMAN MILLER
SHAW CONTRACT
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