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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 2018 Dates


Date & Time 


Weekly on Tuesdays

September 25th - November 27th


Main Campus- CSUSM 

ARTS Building 1st Floor Breezeway near Cesar Chavez statue 

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


M:POWR Intensives

September 29th 

November 17th 1pm-4pm 


 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 either intensive or three Tuesdays to also earn 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