“Life is incremental,” Golden says. “I don’t think change happens immediately.”
“I do think many of the kids felt very moved by doing something constructive, and by giving back to their community,” she added. “But I also think a lot of our kids feel alienated and isolated, and the work that we’re doing—because of its public nature—connects them to the larger world. And I can’t underscore enough how important that is.”
To learn more about the ArtWorks! program, call 215.685.0752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An exhibition featuring artwork from The Wall Remixed will remain on display through April 23 at the Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center at the Thomas Eakins House, 1729 Mt. Vernon St. 215.685.0750. muralarts.org
Hoping to remove some of the real and perceived barriers keeping more Philadelphians from applying, the city launched the “PhillyGoes2College” campaign in Jan. 2008.