The Community Rejuvenation Project cultivates healthy communities through beautification, education, and celebration. We achieve this mission through experiential programs that promote professional development, artistic and cultural expression, and community empowerment.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Seminary and MacArthur Mural in Progress

The Arrow-Soul Council of Unity High School and the Community Rejuvenation Project kicked off a week of painting for the Council's final project of the school year, a massive community mural on the busy corner of Seminary and MacArthur. The youth from the Council created a sketch that depicts Brown and Brown unity throughout history and unites them in a common struggle for sovereignty and freedom. The sketch was approved by Mills Grocery owner, James Kim last week and the mural began on Wednesday, May 19.

Artists from the Community Rejuvenation Project showed up to support the youth's initiative and local community members are pitching in to transform the abandoned lot where the mural is located into a community garden and gathering space for meetings and music. Local neighbors will take over the maintenance of the lot once the mural is complete.

The next large community gathering to support the project will be on Sunday, May 30 from 9 AM until sundown. Roots and Branches founder DJ Basta will supply music and Arizmendi will supply several pizza. Bring seeds, soil, brushes and garden tools, but mainly, bring yourself!

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