Through the medium of public art and partner collaboration, The Walls Project will utilize public murals and conversation to spur action to reduce the barriers preventing Baton Rouge communities from rising out of poverty. 

​To ignite the conversation, The Walls is launching a crowdsourced fundraiser. Each of the murals will showcase artists' interpretations of the root causes of poverty in America to raise awareness around each of the drivers, challenge preconceptions, and present solutions. 

 

Specifically, with #ONEROUGE The Walls will feature existing community partners already doing the good work that with more community support can raise our city up.

WHY WALLS

Since 2012, The Walls Project has evolved beyond only creating public art.  Programs of the Walls look towards using creativity and intergenerational collaboration to address deeply-rooted and historically systemic issues in our city.  We CREATE and paint murals in high-need schools and underinvested neighborhoods, CULTIVATE and educate youth to attain the high-demand jobs of the future, and REACTIVATE communities by remediating blight and making them safer.

ABOUT THE DRIVERS

These barriers, or the Nine Drivers of Poverty, were created in thought-partnership with the Poverty Task Force of our sister-city, Dallas, TX, and HUD in order to assess, identify, and provide solutions towards ending poverty. By catalyzing the youth within The Futures Fund, The Walls is working with motivated high school students to develop research by examining the evidence for, reasons behind, and highlighting work being done to address the drivers affecting our city. 

ABOUT THE DRIVERS

These barriers, or the Nine Drivers of Poverty, were created in thought-partnership with the Poverty Task Force of our sister-city, Dallas, TX, and HUD in order to assess, identify, and provide solutions towards ending poverty.

By catalyzing the youth within The Futures Fund, The Walls is working with motivated high school students to develop research by examining the evidence for, reasons behind, and highlighting work being done to address the drivers affecting our city. 

Sharp decline in median income

The Disappearing Class

Growing number of neighborhoods in poverty

Love Thy Neighbor

English proficiency and cultural differences

Silent Voice

Access to affordable transportation

The Places We Wish to Go

High number of households with children living in poverty

The Climb

High teen birth rates

Truth Hurts

Lack of homeownership and escalating rental costs

Drawing the Line

Lack of educational attainment

Education for All

Low wages and high poverty rates for single mothers

Equal Pay

 
Walls Project

Our mission is to build a vibrant creative economy, accessible for all. Through public art, workforce training, and blight remediation, we are able to conquer the drivers of poverty while building culture and inclusion.  

Email: support@thewallsproject.org

Phone: 225-434-0515

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