Desi Mundo is the founder of the Community Rejuvenation Project. Over the past eleven years, under his direction, CRP has produced more than 250 murals. As an artist, he has collaborated with influential aerosol artists such as ZORE, P.H.A.S.E.2, VULCAN, and Lavie Raven.
Desie has a long history of community organizing and public art advocacy. He received the “Rising Leaders” Fellowship from the Youth Leadership Institute in 2005 and has been awarded the Individual Artist grant from the City of Oakland eight times.
He sits on the Technical Advisory Council for Urban Tilth’s North Richmond Farm and the Advisory Council for the Youth Media Project. Desi also has a long history as an educator and youth worker in K-12 schools, such as Oakland Unity High School, ARISE, Calvin Simmons, and Community Day School in Oakland for the past 16 years.