There’s a new mural that’s brightening up Vine Avenue. For the past couple of weeks, Highland Park High School students have been spray painting the mural on a wall, across from the high school.
Family Service, a community organization that provides counseling and education services to the community, teamed up with Highland Park High School on the project.
Family Service and HPHS have been collaborating for the past several years to provide services for Latino youth and their families. The mural is their latest project. It was designed and created by past and present Highland Park High School students. It was funded by Yea! Highland Park.
2011 HPHS graduate Jesse Quintana said the mural represents the Latino heritage and is trying to promote its culture.
“I think that this provides an opportunity for these students to feel that they’re a part of this community and that they have something to add,” Erika Alcibar, Latino and Youth Program Coordinator for Family Service, said.
Click on the video to take a look at the mural and hear from its artists.