Photo courtesy of Shanti Foundation for Peace

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Shanti Foundation for Peace along with Dawes Elementary School parents, staff, teachers, and students unveiled an original mural and vision statement that serves as an artistic representation of the entire Dawes community on May 27. Since February of this year, a group from Dawes has been working with Shanti Foundation artist-educator, Star Padilla. The mural they created now hangs in the halls of the school as a reminder of the Dawes vision of community, achievement, and respect.

Shanti Foundation founder and co-director Indira Johnson helped lead the Dawes community in creating its vision statement: Planting the seeds of respect, empowerment, and achievement, we nurture a passion for discovery and learning. (Al sembrar las semillas del respecto, la capacitación, los logros, alimentamos la pasión por el descubrimiento y el aprendizaje).