Hedges Elementary / by Erica Hawkinson

Location: Back of the Yards - 4747 S Winchetser Ave, Chicago IL 60609
Year(s): 2014-2017
Participants: 90 [8th grade students]
Square Footage: 2600
Partner(s): After School Matters
Green Star Team: Anna Soltys, Hana Kulovic, Lydia Shepard, Tatiana Garcia; Humberto Saldana, Claire Jakubiszyn
Description:  From 2014 to 2016, Green Star Movement (GSM) completed several murals on the north and west sides of the Hedges Elementary building as well as the interior hallways which honor the Mexican heritage of the neighborhood's residents.

In 2017, for the entrance of Hedges Elementary, our team installed two murals dedicated to the country of Mexico. On the right is a depiction of Mexico's national coat of arms and on the left, a Maya Jaguar Mask which represents nobility and power.