RISE Unveils a New Community Mural in its Center

 
 
 
 


 As is typical with our Center, the mural has a story that brings together Syracuse’s diverse communities…
It started as an idea suggested by RISE’s IDA Coordinator Isabelle Wiles and Education Intern Jade Sparks. They were thinking, “What type of activity can bring together Staff, Volunteers, Community Leaders, Youth, and Clients?”
Next, the community worked hard to sharpen the details. This included the work of Muhammod. Muhammod was formerly a professional interior painter before being forced to flee Syria. Each morning, Muhammod would come to the center and collect a brush and paint. From there, he would add something new each day. Through the mural, Muhammod emerged proud by embracing his skills.
 

 

Once the details were completed, the real fun began, as members of the community -young and old- left their “marks” on the wall!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


And then, just some finishing touches! Jade and Isabelle asked the community “What RISE means to Them!” The answers were plentiful…