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Metis Paints School Mural on New York Cares Day

Metis staff

Books, musical instruments, and math equations were the theme of a Brooklyn classroom mural, painted on Saturday, October 19 by a 12-person Metis team as part of New York Cares Day. Participating for the second year in New York’s annual celebration of volunteerism, Metis staff, friends, and family spent the day brightening up the walls of the sixth grade “module room” of MS 354, The School of Integrated Learning in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.

“We are trying to live out our mission of making a difference in the community, and are also seeking to meet our own community-building goals at Metis,” says Kathleen Agaton, senior research associate, who coordinated the team. “We selected this project because we enjoyed painting a mural together last year and because we liked the idea of creating a welcoming environment for children. It’s also the type of project that’s very rewarding because we work together as a team and can complete it in one day.”

One of the mural walls featured the school’s motto, “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow.” Metis’s artists followed the design of Sarah Mayne, who had drawn her images on four walls of the classroom but gave the volunteers a great deal of freedom to choose their colors and other elements of the design.

news archive - 2013

December 19, 2013
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December 13, 2013
Metis and Eskolta Hold Forum on Measuring Success of Transfer Schools

October 22, 2013
Metis Paints School Mural on New York Cares Day

October 15, 2013
Metis to Present Results of Arts Education Studies at 2013 AEA Conference

October 15, 2013
Jing Zhu to Present Results of Drop-Out-Prevention Program at 2013 AEA Conference

August 22, 2013
The Magnet Compass Features an Interview with Metis’s Claire Aulicino

August 8, 2013
Fairfield County Community Foundation Puts Metis Research Results into Action

July 8, 2013
Metis Congratulates the Winners of New York State 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants

June 21, 2013
Metis Begins Evaluation of Girl Scout Leadership Institute

May 9, 2013
Metis to Evaluate the PEP Foundation College Readiness Program

May 7, 2013
Metis Begins Audit of Baltimore County Magnet Schools

April 24, 2013
Metis to Evaluate New York City Race to the Top Initiative

April 4, 2013
Metis Staff to Present at AERA Conference April 30, 2013

April 4, 2013
Metis to Evaluate Boys & Girls Clubs of America Summer Program

March 5, 2013
Metis Evaluation Featured in National Striving Readers Report

February 28, 2013
Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant Goes to Camden, New Jersey

January 10, 2013
Metis Begins an Evaluation Project with Palm Beach County Children’s Services

January 5, 2013
Ada Chau Receives Making a Meaningful Difference Award

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