Location: Little Village - 3000 S Lawndale, Chicago IL 60623
Participants: 52 [4th-12th graders]
Square Footage: 2300
Partner(s): Beyond the Ball, After School Matters
Green Star Team: Erin Bourne, Michal Taylor, Miriam Engel, Jamie Porto
Description: Our team completed two murals for Ortiz Elementary in Little Village. In 2015, we finished our first project with 9th-12th grade students. The mural faces the soccer field and is a colorful tribute to diversity, unity, teamwork, community, perseverance, and responsibility. The second mosaic mural, completed in 2017 with 4th-8th grade students, warmly welcomes all who step on campus with the word "Bienvenidos!" located above the building's main entrance.