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The Lupe Fiasco Foundation has gotten a name change.

The organization’s announced today that they changed their name to M.U.R.A.L. The acronym stands for Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives.  Coined as one of the “Top Organizations to Save Chicago” in XXL Magazine, M.U.R.A.L., has served hundreds of youth throughout the city of Chicago. The impact the organization has made in the city has created and supported youth empowerment organizations such as Project Orange Tree, launched food & liquor neighborhood campaigns, coat drives and more.

The organization’s original mission to provide warm meals and coats to families in need quickly expanded to include music education, curriculum and a host of other arts-based initiatives in Chicago inner-city communities.

By 2009, Wasalu Jaco and co-founder Ayesha Jaco realized the need to organize and expand this outreach, and the organization was born. M.U.R.A.L. continues the mission of empowering inner-city youth as artists, activists and global citizens.

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With the continued support of  Lupe, M.U.R.A.L. will continue to support programs inspired by the early philanthropy of both he and the organization co-founder, Ayesha Jaco’s mission.
Additionally, according to reps in his Lupe’s camp, the foundation will also encompass every aspect of the current program initiatives and the legacy of the Jaco family.
A new website will feature a logo and re-brand of the organization in mid-March.