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.