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A Mexican youth organization called the Germen Crew, which uses street art to help rehabilitate and beautify neighborhoods, recently teamed up with the Mexican government to transform the Palmitas district of the city of Pachuca, Mexico. They painted over 20,000 square meters of building façades, including 209 houses. 453 families comprised of 1808 people were directly impacted by this dazzling project. In addition to physically transforming the neighborhood, new jobs were created and youth violence has been completely eradicated.

Watch this video about the project for a closer look at what the Germen Crew accomplished, including time-lapse footage:

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To Paint 200 Houses To Unite Community

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A youth organization that’s been known to use graffiti as a means of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, a town in the Pachuca district. Under the moniker “Germen Crew,” the group painted 209 houses, or twenty-thousand square meters of facade, into a single rainbow mural.

According to streetartnews, the impact has been extremely positive: 452 families, or 1808 people, were affected by this project, resulting in violence amongst youths being entirely eradicated. The group, whose name literally means “germ crew,” have made community involvement a priority, which could partially explain the good results.

via: boredpanda.

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M&TC: Check out this amazing project!

The Germen Crew has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, a town in the Pachuca district in Hidalgo. The group painted 209 houses, or twenty-thousand square meters of facade, into a single rainbow mural.
According to Streetartnews, the impact has been extremely positive: 452 families, or 1808 people, were affected by this project, resulting in violence amongst youths being entirely eradicated. The group, whose name literally means “germ crew,” have made community involvement a priority, which could partially explain the good results.

A Video about this project:                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhyvMs4ZEuI

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Kick-Ass Chicks: Luz Pavon

Luz Pavon’s positive vibes are infectious. The Mexico-born, NYC-dwelling model and designer not only has amazing style—that hair!—but she’s also intent on being happy and grateful for everything in her life: from her work, to her family and New York taco places that remind her of home. Read it and smile.

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