On my street is a building that houses the Mural Music and Arts Project, an organization that helps young people in East Palo Alto learn things and stay out of trouble. You can read more about the program here. Last saturday they had a celebration.
This is a detail from their latest mural. Here‘s an earlier post about a dance mentor meeting young people.
This guy’s rap included the lines ” this ain’t the nineties, we ain’t no murder capital”, referring to a dark time in East Palo Alto’s past, when we were the per capita murder capital of the United States. Here‘s a little clip from a different rapper.
I’m happy to be a neighbor of the Mural Music and Arts Project. They are a force for good in our community.