Every can of paint. Every dollar donated. Every employee volunteer hour. It all matters for the singular purpose of creating vibrant, bright futures for our neighbors around the world.
Yet when we think about our impact, we also count students' smiles when they see their monochromatic classroom come alive with brightness for the first time. We share in a mother’s joy when a women’s shelter transforms into a cheerful, lively home for her child. We join in the awe of a neighbors' meeting at a redesigned playground. We make meaningful change with each opportunity to inspire joy and brightness in the lives of others.
Impact of color in education
Curiosity and passion for learning often starts in a classroom. Through our Colorful Communities program, we’ve seen firsthand the impact color and freshly painted spaces can have on students. A new study funded by PPG and conducted in partnership with Campos and RAND Corporation, found that curated paint colors in classrooms can enhance learning and improve both students’ and teachers’ experiences and engagement in learning.
Global Leaders Transform a School
A Colorful Communities project brought together more than 100 of PPG’s top global leaders, who spent a portion of their annual global leadership meeting making a difference in the lives of students and faculty at Richmond Heights Middle School in Miami, Florida. Thanks to their efforts, fresh and inviting colors and uplifting murals now fill the newly painted cafeteria, STEM laboratories and hallways throughout the school.Watch Video
Richmond Heights Middle School principal
The impact that this project will have on our school goes well beyond a fresh coat of paint, and will create a positive and nurturing atmosphere for our students for years to come.