A Splash of Color in NYC: Publicolor

A great foundation for young teens and kids in the New York City districts has created a new meaning to “painting the town red”, but how about painting the town in teals, yellows, and greens. Since 1996, the non-profit organization Publicolor has generated a community of kids to engage themselves into designing and painting the public areas in their neighborhoods and schools. The organization provides a strong collaboration between education and art, giving them an after school program that gives back to their schools, transforming their identity and their community.

Publicolor has an outreach to children at all levels of education, providing mentorship, tutoring and scholarship programs, allowing children and teens to focus and lead within their communities.  Having served over 110 public schools and 123 community sites, Publicolor continues to enrich the lives of many inner city children seeing the old tarnished walls beautified into vibrant tones redefining their learning environments. Founded by Ruth Shuman, the Publicolor mission is a simple idea, but the transformations are dynamic and powerful. For more information click to visit Publicolor.org
  Gramercy Arts High School    

Gramercy Arts High School

 

  Image Courtesy New York Social Diary    

Image Courtesy New York Social Diary

 

Eli Consilvio