Como Lake Mural Project
Como Lake Gardens is a YWCA community housing for low-income women. The complex offers a full-time manager and counseling sessions teaching the 30 resident women skills such as how to be more assertive as well as conflict resolution. It features a community kitchen, a park, a laundry room and a play area for the 40 children currently living in the complex. The building is new and very modern, but it wasn't very welcoming to the children. This is where our girls come in; they spent months brainstorming, designing, planning and voting for the design that would change the main wall at the entrance of the building, which is adjacent to the common play area. They did an amazing job, really taking the lead on this project and making all the right decisions with a tremendous level of maturity. They painted the mural in one day; they worked tirelessly and with so much energy.The resulting mural is very professional, bright, happy, and something they are very proud of. The feedback we got from the residents and the manager was extremely positive; they are overjoyed, and amazed at how the mural changed the energy of the place. I am so very proud of our girls commitment and creativity!!!