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June 2017

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This summer, Artists For Humanity revealed the result of a year-long collaboration with John Hancock during the MLK Summer Scholars Annual Kick-Off Event in Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh joined us in celebrating the 56 foot long mural, representing the values and history of John Hancock, produced by our Graphics studio.​

 

For this project, Artists For Humanity designed and installed an environmental graphic for John Hancock's signature 'connector' wall. The wall links John Hancock's Corporate Museum and its Lab of Forward Thinking (LOFT) office, making it an important connector between the history of John Hancock and the future endeavors of the LOFT initiative.

 

Inspired by the company’s rich history and vibrant future, the design includes a mixture of archival photography, illustrations, color treatments and typography to create a message that is both authentic and accessible.

 

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of MLK Summer Scholars. With over 600 youth participating annually, John Hancock's MLK Summer Scholars program addresses a critical need in Boston - summer jobs for our city’s youth.

 

MLK Summer Scholars is open to teens, who are full-time residents of the City of Boston and who have demonstrated leadership qualities. Our sincere gratitude to John Hancock for making this program possible and to the program’s supporters at The Boston Globe, Boston University, Partners HealthCare, The Ad Club and the City of Boston.

 

Each year, MLK Summer Scholars creates hundreds of jobs for Boston’s teens. The program provides critical support for our Summer Jobs program and teaches career readiness skills to our participants. In addition to work experience at Artists For Humanity, our Scholars attend a series of bi-weekly life-skills workshops, which incorporate the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King.​