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Boards for Change is an initiative created by a team of women in Sacramento: Kimberly Prince, Lina Washington and Shannan O'Rourke. This is a collaborative community beautification project with a purpose in direct response to recent #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations. Boards for Change connected local artists with boarded-up businesses in the Sacramento Region and turned those spaces into massive canvases in a display of solidarity. As the pieces came down from the businesses, they were put on display at Republic FC matches during the 2020 Season.

Through donations and a previous auction, Boards for Change has raised more than $21,000 for local organizations that work with youth of color.  The first group of $1,000 grants have been distributed to local groups including Project Optimism, INC., United College Auction Network, Sacramento Area Youth Speaks, Square Root Academy, Architects of Hope, Improve Your Tomorrow, The Arik Armstead Academic Project, JUMA, Studio T Arts & Entertainment, Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum, Sisters of Nia, St. HOPE, Hawk Institute, and more. These organizations, with more to be added, will provide insight and guidance as part of a new diversity and racial justice coalition with Republic FC.

Click here to look at all items up for auction, or take a look at the pieces below!  The auction will end on March 1st, 2021.

A selection of the pieces will be on display at the Sacramento Republic FC HQ and Team Store – pieces will rotate through each week.

  • HQ and Team Store Location:
    • 1050 20th Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95811
    • Hours: Monday – Wednesday from 10 AM – 2 PM
    • Capacity of the store is limited to 20% at all times

These original, one-of-one works are now on display at Papa Murphy’s Park in the North stands, representing the emotion and creativity of the community. Check out some of the pieces that will be on display at Instagram.com/BoardsForChange/


Forces for Change: Custom Nike AF1 - Size 10 by Kevin Grey (@_k.prxd1gy_)

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Forces for Change: Custom Nike AF1 - Size 10


Forces for Change: Custom Nike AF1 - Size 9 by Kevin Grey (@_k.prxd1gy_)

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Forces for Change: Custom Nike AF1 - Size 9


Know Your Rights; #IMWITHKAP by @facepaintwithparis

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Know Your Rights; #IMWITHKAP by @facepaintwithparis


Forces for Change: Custom Nike AF1 Youth - Size 6 by Kevin Grey (@_k.prxd1gy_)

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Forces for Change: Custom Nike AF1 - Size 6Y


Color for Change by Sadye Evyn Reish (@sadyeevyn)

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Color for Change by Sadye Evyn Reish (@sadyeevyn)

  • Approximately 2'5"W x 3'9"H

Multicultural Crayola Crayon Box by Stacey (@drawwithstacey)

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Multicultural Crayon Box by @drawwithstacey

  • Originally on display at Flatstick Pub
  • Approximately 3'10"W x 7'9"H

There is No Greater Agony than Bearing an UNTOLD Story by Nicole McKeever

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There is No Greater Agony than Bearing an UNTOLD Story by Nicole McKeever


Morgan Mill by Ashley Ragan

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Morgan Mill by Ashley Ragan

  • Originally on display at Morgan's Mill
  • Two large boards
  • Approximately  8'H x 7'W

Peace, Love, & Unity by @crystianacreates

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Peace, Love, & Unity by @crystianacreates

  • Originally on display at Fleet Feet Sacramento
  • Two boards
  • Approximately 6' W x 6'H

Uplift Youth by Claire Fraga

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Uplift Youth by Claire Fraga

  • Acrylic on board
  • Approximately 2’5”W x 3’8” H

PEACE, LOVE, LIGHT & UNITY by @alienmackitty

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PEACE, LOVE, LIGHT & UNITY by @alienmackitty

  • Approximately 3’4”H x 2’6” W

We Will Grow by David Garibaldi

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We Will Grow by David Garibaldi


"Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances" by Nicole McKeever

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"Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances" by Nicole McKeever