Keep Oakland Beautiful gives out small grants of up to $800, annually, to applicants from all City of Oakland neighborhoods.
The Jingletown Arts, Business and Community group has completed two storm drain murals for the Storm Drain Mural Project funded by the Keep Oakland Beautiful Small Grants Program. Both projects were designed and led by Jill McLennan. The first mural, Estuary Fish, was painted by 50 eighth-graders from Lazear Charter Academy.
The second mural, Community Quilt, was designed in collaboration with a local senior quilt maker, and painted by neighborhood volunteers during the MLK Day of Service in Jingletown on Monday Jan. 21, 2019. Both murals have brought awareness to the drains and volunteers to keep them clean as well as appreciation for the beautification of the neighborhood.
Read more about Keep Oakland Beautiful’s Small Grant Program.