“It looks so fun!” “It looks good, those colors are awesome.” “It’s smooth!” “It’s really nice, it’s so colorful!”
Those are just a few thoughts from Jordan Club members on the new mural that was painted outside the Club earlier this month.
If you walk east on Monroe Street toward Hoyne Avenue, you’ll see bright new colors in the same familiar shape of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago logo.
In partnership with Project Color Corps – a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to creating change by painting neighborhoods with color and pattern that impart positive messages of optimism and hope – Club members choose the design of the mural.
"We finalized this project right before COVID-19 hit, so it’s really amazing to see it finally come together,” Interim Jordan Club Director Will Edmondson said. “We hope Club members, and future Club members, find the mural to be an inviting invitation to join us at the Club.”
In addition to the mural, Project Color Corps volunteers and Club members joined together to paint new benches and planters.
Club members also got to learn about how to mix a paint to get the right color, when to use a paintbrush vs. a roller brush, and how to properly clean the equipment. Teen Club members and some staff also helped retouch the railings near the entrance of the building.
“We are grateful to Project Color Corps for helping us add a bit of color to our building and the community,” Edmondson said.