Mural Music & Arts Project
The Mural Music & Arts Project (MMAP) educates, empowers, and inspires youth throughparticipation in the arts by offering year-round, youth development programs in East Palo Alto and in San Francisco. MMAP began in 2001 as the East Palo Alto Mural Art Project, employing local teens to design and create a mural for every school in the local school district. Since then, MMAP's youth artists have researched, planned, and installed a public arts legacy. These murals reflect themes of community, cooperation, equity, justice, environment, and local history. Active and enthusiastic support inspired MMAP to expand and diversify programming in 2005 to include arts education, Hip Hop music production, and dance. MMAP has served 2,400 youth who have created 116 murals and produced 41 original songs. Currently, MMAP offers six programs year-round: the Teen Mural Program, the Graffiti Arts Project, History through Hip Hop, Health Education through Art, Public Arts Consulting, and In-School Electives.