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20/20 Vision for Schools practices what they preach, building a “resume of trust” with the New York City Department of Education by serving schools in meaningful ways. Today the DOE featured the “Welcome to PS 102″ mural documentary on its website homepage. Watch the documentary on DOE’s website here.
The “Welcome to PS 102″ documentary experience is now available online thanks to the brilliant 20/20 Vision for Schools intern Jordan Cortese! Watch it here. Track the entire PS 102 Mural from start to finish at the project blog, complete with photos, design sketches, student submissions, and more.
The September issue of Brooklyn Family magazine tells the story of the PS 102 mural. Here’s the article in its entirety. When Jeremy Del Rio brought his son, Judah, to PS 102 last year as a transfer student, he was immediately struck by the diversity in the school. â€œThe instructional signs for new families were [...]
[Editor's note: originally published at UYWI.org on August 14, 2011.] This time each year, the students in your youth ministry return to school. But do you? Return to school with them? Jesus calls his followers, “fishers of men.” As youth workers, the “fish” we gather congregate in schools every day. Literally, not metaphorically. Not being [...]
The Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit features 20/20 Vision for Schools this week. Summit speaker Michell Rhee (former Schools Chancellor of Washington, DC, and founder of Children First) will explore how educational inequity robs inner city children of the skills necessary to complete college, compete in an information economy, or even conduct an inductive [...]
The Bay Ridge Eagle published a beautiful story on the PS 102 Mural in the July 21 issue. Hereâ€™s an excerpt: â€œWhen P.S. 102 Principal Teresa Dovi and her students wanted to find a nice way to greet visitors at their school, they didnâ€™t hang up a â€œWelcomeâ€ sign. They picked up paintbrushes. â€œWorking with [...]
Enjoy the finished PS 102 mural, all 875 square feet of color, detail, and “Welcome” in 43 languages. It is Finished, posted with vodpod Not a bad representation of the original idea that emerged when the PTA Arts Committee reviewed 100 student submissions and layered six student recommendations on February 16. Following is the blog [...]
Below are several recent updates from the PS 102 Mural blog. Check the blog for the weekly photo journal, design progression, and more. Thanks to all who volunteered to make the mural possible! Mural Docu-Tease: Video Highlights 75 seconds, no audio, compelling visuals. Get a feel for the process. Mural documentary coming soon. Video by [...]
The 875 square-feet, welcome-themed PS 102 Mural is not done yet, but getting close. Enjoy our weekly photo diary and step-by-step reports online here. We have added a fifth (and hopefully final) Saturday for you to volunteer before our June 4 Celebration schoolyard party. Volunteer online here. Below are before and after snapshots from weeks [...]
Momentum on the PS 102 mural project is moving full steam ahead.Â After principal Theresa Dovi announced the project officially in January, the Department of Education translated the announcement into Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Urdu for parents who do not read English. Several parents, including me, made classroom announcements for the Valentine’s Contest, which more [...]« Previous Entries