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Dvorak Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Lawndale - 3615 W 16th St, Chicago IL 60623
Year(s): 2015
Participants: 80 [4th-8th graders]
Partner(s): Crown Foundation, Academy for Urban School Leadership
Description: Wrapping around the front and side of the school, the mural incorporates a three-dimensional butterfly and caterpillar in its message about hard work and transformation.

Edgebrook Metra Underpass by TechTeam

 

Location: Edbebrook, North Edgebrook, Wildwood - 6710 N. Kinzua, Chicago, IL
Year(s): 2012-2015
Participants: 75 [9th-12th grade students]
Partner(s): After School Matters, Neighborhood Connection Project
Description: The pedestrian underpass, which connects 3 communities, is covered with images of native flowers, the area's ties to the railroadm and the region's history with Native Americans, especially Billy Caldwall. 

Ortiz Elementary by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Little Village - 3000 S Lawndale, Chicago IL 60623
Year(s): 2015-2017
Participants: 52 [4th-12th graders]
Partner(s): Beyond the Ball, After School Matters
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. 

 

 

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.