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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A school service project is bringing new life to a historic Fort Worth neighborhood on Wednesday. Students from Dunbar High School are leaving their legacy with a painted mural, adding some bright color to the area with each stroke.

Guided by their art teacher, the students are creating a masterpiece on the wall of Ramey Market in the Stop Six neighborhood of Fort Worth. “I hope they are more proud of themselves,” said teacher Devyn Gaudet on Wednesday. This is an area that has seen its fair share of crime and struggle.

But a bit of hope emerged Wednesday on the neighborhood canvas. “I want them to feel like we’re in a safe community, and I want them to know it’s not where you came from, it’s where you’re going,” said high school senior Kourtney Humphrey. From the looks of the mural, it is going to be a bright future for the neighborhood.

There are about 15 students each spending around an hour every day working on the mural. The final piece will be unveiled at a special event on December 10.