6abc sheds light on youth and homelessness with Mural Arts

Jun 13, 2011 | Mural Arts Program

6abc’s Lisa Thomas-Laury with the Mural Arts Program

Did you know 1,000 youth in Philadelphia will sleep on the streets tonight? The Mural Arts Program worked with nearly 50 youth and 3 talented artists to bring the issue to light with the words and talents of some of these young people.  See 6abc’s Lisa Thomas-Laury’s wonderful piece on “A Place to Call Home” here.

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