Elementary

Fernwood Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Washington Heights- 10041 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60628
Year(s): 2017-2018
Participants: 4th-8th Grade
Description: In 2017, the students at Fernwood Elementary on the far South Side chose to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama alongside inspiring wording that decorates columns throughout the school's main hallway. Later, we worked with students to extend the mural and pay tribute to other important African American influences; Frederick Douglas, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, and The Black Panther Party.

Skinner West Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

Location: Near West Side - 1260 W Adams St, Chicago IL 60607
Year(s): 2015-2017
Participants:  360 [4th - 8th grade students]
Description:  Over three school years, GSM worked with 4th-8th grade students at Skinner West Elementary to beautify their school with internationally-recognized skylines, three-dimensional stars, and multicultural images and sculptures that celebrate diversity.

 

 

 

Gunsaulus Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Brighton Park - 4420 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago IL 60632
Year(s): 2014-2016
Participants: 40 [4th-8th grade students]
Description: Over several years, Green Star Movement completed several projects at this elementary school in Brighton Park. GSM murals can be found on the main entrance, facing the playing field and playground, and on the theater entrance.

Dulles Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Parkway Garden - 6311 S Calumet, Chicago IL 60637
Year(s): 2015-2016
Participants: 150 [4th-8th grade students]
Description: The first project at Dulles included two murals, one which promotes peace, innovation, and unity through a rainbow and flying doves.  The second mural spices up the school's entrance with a cool geometric design. In our second year, the students worked on a mural which faces 63rd St and features images of two children set in a block pattern and the uplifting phrase, "We are the future!"

Jane Addams Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: 1020 E Sayles Dr, Palatine, IL 60074
Year(s): 2014
Participants: 650 [K-6th grade students]
Description: Located on the front facade of the school, the mural incorporates mother nature, geometric designs, and international flags.

Stagg Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Englewood - 7424 S Morgan, Chicago, Il 60621
Year(s): 2014
Participants: 250 [4th-8th grade students]
Partner(s): Whole Foods
Description: The role that family plays in instilling values such as resilience and passion in children form the foundation for this murals which spans the front entrance of this school.