Germaine Pentsil and Raven Shelman, Adopt an Abandoned Home

Germaine Pentsil and Raven Shelman make up CreatioNation Foundation, a community arts organization focused on helping youth in the city of Detroit express themselves through arts and related avenues. This project, titled Adopt Abandoned Homes, focuses on blighted areas in Detroit and brings volunteers, youth and adults, to certain communities and neighborhoods to provide transformations through murals and community clean ups. This project was started to shift the perception that blighted homes are nothing but a eye sore, and give community residents the opportunity to get more involved and boost community pride. The goal of CreatioNation Foundation overall is to keep the importance of art alive, through children and through the city of Detroit.