(A previous Summer in the City mural. Photo courtesy Summer in the City)
On Tuesday, July 9, consumers from Neighborhood Service Organization’s (NSO) Life Choices program will take part in a beautification project at the Harper-Gratiot Multi-Service Center (HGMSC) in collaboration with Summer in the City.
The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Under the guidance of NSO staff, consumers will work with lead artists Eliana Gershon and Bob Spence, as well as volunteers from Summer in the City. The theme is building bridges and connecting them to each of the “help” areas that HGMSC provides, including educational programs such as WIC Head Start, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschoolers (HIPPY) and utility assistance. This mural project offers a hands-on opportunity to give back to the community, while building life-enhancing skills and engaging in art therapy.
NSO Life Choices provides support for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Staff advocates secure resources and provide intermittent lifelong support services on behalf of consumers so each individual can live as independently as possible.
Harper-Gratiot Multi-Service Center is located at 9641 Harper Ave.