Stephen and Sandy Sheller were honorary attendees at
Mural Arts Philadelphia’s 2021 Wall Ball, The Art of Wellbeing.
Held virtually June 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm.
The Sheller’s have been a long time supporter of Mural Arts’ Philadelphia’s First Same Day Pay Program, “Color Me Back.” The program has been successful addressing the growing problem of panhandling and economic insecurity, specially during the current pandemic.
Color Me Back: A Same Day Work and Pay Program is an innovative new initiative that combines participatory art-making and access to social services in a unique model offering individuals who are experiencing economic insecurity an opportunity to earn wages. Designed in partnership with the Scattergood Foundation, SEPTA, the Sheller Family Foundation, and Mental Health Partnerships, the initiative is managed by Mural Arts’ Porch Light community wellness program, a collaboration with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services. Participants are recruited through outreach and have the opportunity to connect, contribute, and engage with outreach specialists who can link them with support services, including social and/or behavioral health services and potential opportunities for longer-term employment while working in the program.