Most impressive to me were the painted walls of the César Chavez Elementary School on Shotwell Street in the Mission district.
I was told that the murals were the work of two local women—I don’t know their names. I was also told that the elementary school teaches four languages: English, Spanish, (80 per cent of the students are from Spanish-speaking families) Mandarin Chinese and American Sign Language (ASL.) All across the front of the school is the alphabet illustrated in all of these languages.
Here is the back of the school, with illustrations of César Chavez, grape pickers and children learning and achieving.
The slogan of the school is “Si, Se Puede!”—“Yes, it can be done.”