Color Me Back is an innovative new initiative that combines participatory art-making and access to social services while offering individuals who are experiencing economic insecurity an opportunity to earn wages. Designed in partnership with the Scattergood Foundation, SEPTA, and Mental Health Partnerships, the initiative is managed by Mural Arts’ Porch Light community wellness program, a collaboration with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. While creating beautiful works of public art for the SEPTA Suburban Station Concourse, participants have the opportunity to engage with peer outreach specialists who can link them with support services, including social and/or behavioral health services and potential opportunities for longer-term employment.
The Mural Arts Philadelphia Advisory Council is a group of active leaders in our community who support the Mural Arts staff and Board of Directors in advocating and fundraising for the organization. Members are committed to increasing Mural Arts Philadelphia’s visibility, promoting our projects and programs, and supporting an annually selected project or program area. This year the Advisory Council voted to support Color Me Back.
How you can help!
You can become a part of the Color Me Back community! By donating to the Advisory Council’s campaign, you will drive the success of this innovative program and its many participants. Here are a few of the ways your contributions can support the program: