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Outreach | Jul 19, 2021

Be The Change

The Grounded Fellows are harnessing the power of their voices and their creativity to “Be the Change.” 

Through their exploration, insightful reflections, and brave leadership, they are creating ripple effects across Memphis and beyond. Their creative journeys are the embodiment of Grounded’s mission to create hope, agency and transformation.

During this summer, take the time to ask yourself how you can “Be the Change.” 

Explore our Instagram profile @groundedinmemphis to learn more about each Fellow and their inspiring projects.

Original music in this video was created by@newmemphiscolorwaysand@chariidagreater


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Outreach | Dec 31, 2020

Grounded in 2020 : Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

This year was  significant and impactful for Grounded.  We’re encouraged by the conversations, creative expression and collaboration that have emerged during this unique time, and the pandemic has only underscored the need and importance of this work. Read on for more about what we achieved together this year, and what’s ahead for Grounded.

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Education | Dec 31, 2020

Grounded Student Ambassador Featured in National Billboard Campaign

An East High School student’s class project is part of a 50-state billboard campaign to encourage young adults to vote.

A billboard on I-240 eastbound between Airways Boulevard and Lamar Avenue features a drawing by Abel Billings, an East High senior.

The drawing was a product of “Me and the Light,” a new local, arts-based curriculum by Grounded designed to address youth trauma and violence.

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Outreach | Dec 31, 2020

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: the latest US billboard project to send a message

Across the US, artist-designed billboards are set to send an important message to coincide with an important day of remembrance.

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Education | Jul 9, 2020

Grounded's six-month high school pilot program is featured in the Daily Memphian

On January 27th, 2020, Grounded launched a pilot curriculum program at East High School in Memphis, bringing artists, luminaries and partners together with over 500 students, faculty and staff members. When COVID-19 closed schools, Grounded pivoted to creating, launching and facilitating a virtual experience of the curriculum. In a time of increasing isolation and anxiety, they connected and showed the academic, social and emotional potential of an interactive online class.

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Outreach, Education | Mar 10, 2019

Former White House Photographer Visits East Palo Alto Elementary School

Turnaround Artist mentor and former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon spoke to fourth and fifth graders at Costaño Elementary School in East Palo Alto, on Nov. 5, 2018. Lucidon who spoke to students about photographing the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, just released a photo book and...

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