Philadelphia Mural Arts

Philadelphia Mural Arts

The Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, began as a graffiti-removal initiative with a mural-painting component designed to engage adjudicated graffiti writers in learning more positive and productive ways to express their creativity. Since its inception, over 3,000 murals have been created and seen by thousands of tourists. Mural Arts on the Today Show While [...]

ROCA

ROCA

Roca -- Chelsea and Springfield, MA. Relationship building is central to engaging youth in positive roles and productive social activities. Youth development interventions are unlikely to be effective without a strong focus on social development. A Boston area initiative called Roca, Incorporated, addresses the needs of low-income and/or immigrant youth who are at risk for involvement [...]