All students, teachers and many parents collaborated with a muralist Elizabeth Traina to create a mural at the entry way of North Oakland Community Charter School (NOCCS).
Students studied community through social studies and art classes. The older students explored community through geography and mapping.
Groups of students were given select parts of the mural to paint while the entire community got involved. Today, students can be proud as they point to the part of the mural they painted. Neighbors have even commented on the life and vitality it brings to the street.