- Engage Verde’s youth in creating intentional spaces for joy.
- Engage Verde’s community in culturally relevant art experiences, teaching self-expression through a healing centered approach that is holistic involving culture, spirituality, civic action, and collective healing.
- Continue to beautify Verde’s campus so students and parents feel proud of their school and community, especially after returning to school due to COVID closures.
Under the leadership of Unconditional Education Coach Yvonne Rogers, the Verde K-8 Stars were awarded The Neighborhood Public Art Grant by the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission for the third year in a row to fund a new art project! This year the theme is “To the Moon and Back.” The goal of the project would be to:
The project will consist of art created by Fred Alvarado, Keena Romano, and Enrique Carpio, inspired by Verde’s students and the visions that they have for their future. The mural will depict things that students share bring them joy. In addition, a mini documentary will be created to memorialize the creation of the mural. The documentary is meant to weave the journey of creating the mural and include interviews of Verde’s community members to share about what they do to bring joy into their lives, and how joy can encourage healing. Stay tuned for updates on the finished product!
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