Since 2015, we all live here has been spreading a positive and inclusive message around Chicago by creating public art with schools. Founder Rich Alapack, wanted to do something about racism and hatred so he created a program for schools called ACT (Art, Community, and Technology) that creates public art using the phrase as a theme to invite community participation and support via crowd funding technology.
Andrew Jackson World Language Academy students learned the basics of graphic design and helped create our official we all live here at Andrew Jackson logo, which goes onto merchandise that we are selling to empower our community to share this positive and inclusive message in our neighborhood.
At Andrew Jackson, we are excited to participate in this growing Chicago movement. Here is Rich's TEDx talk if you're curious to learn more about we all live here:
Our public art project at Andrew Jackson will be to create a graphical mural covering our entire North facing wall to the left of our main entrance. All of our students and the surrounding community will be invited to help create this public work of art celebrating diversity and inclusion. We will have a community event at the school to celebrate the unveiling of the mural after we raise the money and have completed the work. Additional dates to come help paint the mural will be announced once we have raised the funds and all the planning around execution is determined.
All donation amounts are greatly appreciated. All donors will have their name commemorated on the project's plaque (unless they wish to remain anonymous) explaining what we all accomplished together.
Donations at the below increments will receive Donor Gifts as outlined below.
Please donate multiple times if you wish to buy multiple items.
Please support our project in the following increments:
$3 Donations are recognized on the plaque
$5 Donations receive a we all live here at Andrew Jackson logo Dot (see 3rd image)
$10 Donations receive 2 we all live here at Andrew Jackson logo Dots
$15 Donations receive a we all live here at Andrew Jackson logo Coffee Mug
$20 Donations receive a we all live here at Andrew Jackson logo Kids T-Shirt
$25 Donations receive a we all live here at Andrew Jackson Adult T-Shirt
$30 Donations receive a we all live here at Andrew Jackson Kids Pullover Sweatshirt
$35 Donations receive a we all live here at Andrew Jackson logo Tote Bag
$50 Donations receive a we all live here at Andrew Jackson logo Sweatshirt or 2 T-shirts
$100 Donations receive a we all live here at Andrew Jackson logo 24"x17" Framed Art Print Upon campaign completion all donors will receive a follow-up email asking for sizing.
All orders will be delivered directly to Andrew Jackson Academy and sent home with the students to allow us to put more money towards creating the art and not shipping.
***IMPORTANT NOTE*** Please remember by donating to this campaign you are supporting the creation of a positive and inclusive public art project at a local school in your community. The merchandise for sale is created only for this project. As such, we cannot issue refunds. All Donor gifts will ship ASAP upon completion of campaign (Likely end of April or early May.) All funds raised are collected by Friends of Andrew Jackson and then dispersed to we all live here to place orders.