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Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies by Erica Hawkinson

 

Location: Andersonville - 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago IL 60660
Year(s): 2015-2017
Participants: 265 [4th-8th grade students]
Description: In 2015, Green Star Movement (GSM) and 15 students completed a mural of a world map and flags representing the US, Chicago, and Sweden, the country of origin for many of the neighborhood's settlers, bring flair to the entrance of this school for international studies.

In 2017, with the help of 250 wonderful Helen C. Peirce students, our team completed two garden-themed murals for the entrance and side areas of the school. The bees featured in the entry area were hand-sculpted by the students!

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.