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August 14, 2012
The Doe Fund and Creative Arts Workshops for Kids Unveil Mural in Harlem Center for Opportunity

Local teens and Doe Fund ?trainees? celebrate partnership aimed at empowering youth, promoting self-sufficiency, and fostering Harlem community and culture.

In partnership with The Doe Fund, Creative Arts Workshops for Kids (CAW) will unveil an original mural painted at The Doe Fund’s Harlem Center for Opportunity as a means to empower student artists once engaged with the juvenile justice system, promote self-sufficiency, and celebrate Harlem community and culture. The brightly-colored 640 square-foot mural depicts The Doe Fund’s iconic “men in blue,” who clean more than 150 miles of New York City streets each day as part of a broad-based transitional employment program for formerly homeless and incarcerated men. The unveiling will take place on Wednesday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. at The Doe Fund’s Harlem Center for Opportunity, located at 2960 Frederick Douglass Boulevard at 155th Street. Photo and interview opportunities will be available of the “men in blue” and graduates of CAW’s summer youth employment program against the mural’s colorful backdrop, celebrating the stunning joint achievement evidencing “Work Works” and “Art Works.”

Those joining the celebration will include:

  • George McDonald, Founder and President of The Doe Fund
  • Brian Ricklin, Executive Director & CEO of Creative Arts Workshops for Kids
  • Youth members of CAW and the “men in blue” of The Doe Fund (in uniform)

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