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M:POWR Mural Project

Mountain Shadows: Painting Our World Radiantly (M:POWR)

Guidelines for Participants: 

  1. This project counts toward TLC students' civic engagement hours. 
  2. UNESCO certificates can be awarded to TLC graduates who complete 6 or more hours at Mountain Shadows. No exceptions. 
  3. M:POWR student particpants must honor the dress code (see details on the right). 

Fall 2019 Dates Coming Soon! 

Weekly on Tuesdays

September 17th-November 26th


1st Floor USU Patio at the base of Chavez stairs

**All students must honor the dress code & sign-in each time. 

Annual Auction 5:30pm-7:30pm


CSUSM Reading Room

Saturday Intensives

 September 28th 

October 19th 

November 16th 


 Mountain Shadows Residential Community

2067 W. El Norte Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92026

**All students must honor the dress code, sign-in each time.

The Mountain Shadows: Painting Our World Radiantly (M:POWR) mural project, started in Spring 2013 and is a partnership between CSUSM's TLC program, Mountain Shadows Outreach Programs, San Marcos Arts Council, Art Miles Mural Project, and the United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 

Thanks to our sponsor, Dr. Joanne Twafilis, students may attend any combination of times to earn their 6 hour minimum and thereby a UNESCO certificate!


M:POWR Dress Code

Fall17 Mural

Mural artist

Students working on mural

"I learned that leadership is about teaching, helping, and assisting others."

- Kayla, Fall 2017



"Painting with the clients was so much fun. I feel like they taught me and helped me more than I helped them." 

- John, Spring 2016