Going to college can seem impossible when you don't see people like you doing it. So we created murals of WGU graduates in the disadvantaged neighborhoods where they they grew up. Instead of seeing celebrities or people who have passed away, people see a WGU grad from their neighborhood to show future generations what's possible.
Art Director: Chelsea Tijerina
CDs: Tylynne McCauley & Brian Farkas
MURAL #1: SAN ANTONIO, TX - JACQUELINE BECERRA
Our first mural features WGU grad Jacqueline Becerra, who grew up in the West Side of San Antonio. The mural is placed on Botellos Food Store, a neighborhood market across the street from project housing and adjacent to a local high school and middle school. The mural was completed by local street art collective: Los Otros.
MURAL #2: Olympia, WA - CRystal allenton
Our second mural features WGU grad Crystal Allenton, who grew up in Olympia, WA. The mural is placed in downtown Olympia. The mural was done by local Seattle artist, Jacob "Weirdo".
MURAL #3: PHILADELPHIA, PA - SHAYNE MOORE
Our third mural features WGU grad Shayne Moore, who grew up in Nicetown, PA. The mural is placed in Nicetown near a children's playground and elementary school. The mural was done by local Philly artist, Eric Okdeh. We ended up on the front page news the day it was revealed.