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Moos Elementary by Amanda Martinez

 

Location: 1711 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Year(s): 2018 Participants: 4th-8th Grade
Description: This West Town Elementary School is home to one of our most recent murals which depicts flower and aztec designs. The mural embodies the latino culture that is at the core of the school.

The indoor columns of Moos Elementary contain 4 words that embody the mission of the school decorated in a Latin American inspired theme.

Castellanos Elementary by Amanda Martinez

 

Location: 2524 Central Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623
Year(s): 2018 Partners: After School Matters Participants: 9th-12th Grade
Description: This mural, located in Little Village pays tribute to Rosario Castellanos (whom the school was originally named after). Rosario is an influential historical figure from Mexico. She was a famous poet and author in the early 1900’s, known for writing about feminism and cultural oppression. The installation contains a famous quote from Rosario which reads “We have to laugh. Because laughter, we already know is the first evidence of freedom.”

Saucedo Scholastic Academy by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: 2850 West 24th Boulevard, 2850 W 24th Boule Chicago, IL 60623
Year(s): 2018
Participants: Students
Description: Saucedo Scholastic Academy tributes Maria Saucedo in this mural that incorporates words showcasing the school's values, including "Si Se Puede" which translates to "Yes You Can". Created with the help of students, this adds a colorful expression to the playground.