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Cal Poly students bring light to homeless center with mural

Posted at 5:46 AM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 08:46:21-04

Cal Poly students painted a mural at the homeless services center 40 Prado in San Luis Obispo.

Cal Poly’s Center for Service in Action volunteered their time to paint a mural in the family wing of the Homeless Service Center in part of Homeless Awareness Week.

The students say they wanted to add color and soften the environment in the dormitory area. They hope the mural will add new life and warmth to the family wing.

Dylan Huynh, designer of the mural. Courtesy: CAPSLO

“Beyond words, murals have a wonderful way of illustrating a universal connection. We wanted Homelessness Awareness Week to help break down stereotypes and build a more meaning connection between students and their community” said Dylan Huynh, a Cal Poly Business Administration senior and designer of the mural.

40 Prado is a 24-hour homeless center that opened last fall. On average the center serves 100 people each night. The homeless population is offered many different resources including healthcare, meals, showers and internet access.