Category Archive: community health

Data Mural Case Study

Making it into the world of academic journals is a big step for the Data Mural model, and we’ve made the leap.  A case study of our Data Mural from Minas Gerais Brazil… Continue reading

Our Mandala Makes the Rounds

As you may remember, the beautiful mosaic mandala created by women who are survivors of trauma was accepted to be part of a gallery show called “Wall 2 Wall: Art Builds Community”.  The… Continue reading

Suicide Prevention Keynote

At last week’s annual kick-off breakfast for the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention Connection Lab presented selected findings from the focus groups that we have been conducting with the Greater Boston Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition over… Continue reading

Above the Influence- Stories of Resilience

Once more, Connection Lab helped youth from the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force Youth Coalition create a striking symbol from the national Above the Influence campaign. This year, the campaign’s arrow inside a… Continue reading

Grouting the Art Club Schoolyard Garden Pavers

In partnership with the school’s art teacher, the Beautiful Stuff Project and Groundwork Somerville, Connection Lab and the Argenziano School art club worked all year to make garden pavers inspired by Georgia O’Keefe.… Continue reading

Meditative Mandalas for Mental Health

Based on the Guidance Center‘s ongoing work using mandalas as a meditative, mindfulness-building exercise for clients, the Beautiful Stuff Project and Connection Lab partnered with them to provide a series of mandala workshops… Continue reading

Kennedy School Mosaic Unveiling

After many months of preparation the Kennedy school garden mosaics were finally installed in their place on the sides of the raised garden beds in the playground. This is what the beds looked… Continue reading

Grouting Fun at the Kennedy School

Last week the Kennedy After School Garden Mosaic Club grouted their creations.  Grout is a special kind of cement that’s used to fill the spaces between tiles.  They had a good time mushing… Continue reading

Department Of Mental Health Publicizes Connection Lab Project

This month’s Massachusetts Department of Mental Health newsletter includes a short article about the series of focus groups with culturally diverse communities that Connection Lab has been running with the Greater Boston Suicide… Continue reading

The Kennedy Garden Mosaic is Ready to Grout

With the help of lots of small hands we’ve completed four mosaic panels to mount on the raised garden beds at the Kennedy School.  The kids’ drawings have come to life in colorful… Continue reading