Creating Social Change Through Color

A non-profit organization in New York is improving the lives of school children by adding bright colors to hallways.

"Ruth Lande Shuman wants to change the world one bucket of Benjamin Moore at a time. The founder and head of Publicolor, the non-profit organization that paints New York City public schools in colors brighter than the typical drab hues, is convinced that social change can start with a can of paint.

Publicolor is dedicated to improving the public school system both through the direct physical effect (brighter schools = happier kids) and the more subtle social effect. The organization sets up after-school painting clubs, and though the group stays involved, it leaves much of the individual responsibility up to the kids."

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