True Colors has created six public murals in Berkeley to date, the most recent being the mural for the new YMCA Teen Center, located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Center Streets. The center, which is receiving financial support from PG&E, was designed with the help of a task force of teenagers. The True Colors team of muralists worked closely with the teen leadership group, AMP, to create a design for the three-story, illuminated interior stairway that faces Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Painting began in February, and the mural was completed by late May.
The Teen Center aims to provide the city’s 2,500 teens with help in the areas of academic achievement, employment, leadership development, environmental training and career planning. PG&E donated the 8,000 sq. ft former service center that, once renovated, will become the LEED-certified center.