Work Begins on Next SOS Berks Mural

August 22, 2023

11th & Richmond St. (Expected to be installed in Sept. 2023)

Mural title: Switching Gears

Join us September 7 for a special Recovery Month Mural Painting session 4-6PM at the Berks Rise Center located at 702 N. 8th St. in Reading. We will be working on the Switching Gears mural.

Located on a building owned by Albright College in an area that is highly visible to the traffic, this mural design is being created by Reading artist Marian Njai. It is based on the recovery story of Yvonne Stroman, who discussed the many joys of life in recovery, which includes bicycling, journaling, helping others in recovery and mentoring young people.

Work began in September on the second mural and is expected to take a month to complete.

Watch Yvonne’s story here.


Learn more about the mural project!