City to Unveil Piece and Kindness Puzzle Mural


The Alameda Youth Committee (AYC) worked with Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD) to launch a “Piece and Kindness” campaign. They hoped to promote kindness and heal divisiveness throughout the community. The piece-peace play on words was a deliberate one.

The campaign entailed community members creating art on blank 4×4 puzzle pieces and returning their creations to AYC and ARPD. The pieces could then become part of a final community puzzle, one that promotes kindness and reminds us that every piece makes the community whole.  

They are working on fitting those pieces together and will display the results of the community’s efforts from 7 to 8:30 p.m., next Friday, March 17, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 2203 Central Ave. AYC speakers will speak about the process. Refreshments will be served and there will be live music. 

AYC is a leadership and service group for sixth- to 12th-grade students. AYC members plan events, fundraise and engage in community projects.