October 9, 2007

Kelcey at The Mama Bird Diaries wrote to me about Publicolor.

Paraphrasing from their website: Publicolor was founded by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman in 1996, to push back at our nation’s growing drop-out rate. Publicolor teaches innercity students the marketable skill of commercial painting, which itself can break the cycle of poverty, then helps students transform their own school’s environment and that of nearby community sites. So far, Publicolor has transformed over 84 school buildings and over 100 community sites, impacting the daily lives of 150,000+ teachers and students.

I love this kind of thing. You can see before and after photos of some of their projects here.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lizzy October 9, 2007 at 5:15 pm

i love hearing about these kind of projects.companies that really are chaning the world. just awesome!


2 Julee October 9, 2007 at 5:28 pm

LOVE that!


3 Chelsea October 9, 2007 at 9:59 pm

I love this. I always wanted to paint every public school I attended.


4 Anonymous October 10, 2007 at 8:32 am

It’s amazing how our environment changes how we feel about ourselves, our ability to concentrate and our outlook on life. What a great program!


5 Karol October 10, 2007 at 11:03 am

Awesome project! Design, color, environment is important! Loved this story.


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