Carol Bowman

Civic Innovation Fellow 2018-2019

Learning in color



Learning in Color’s mission is to build literacy-rich and economically-empowered communities through high academic achievement one wall, one school, one community at a time.


Learning in Color is a non-profit organization that provides consultation and interior wall paint services to K-12 learning facilities to raise the awareness of the impact that color has on learning in order to increase academic achievement and build literacy-rich communities. Learning in Color seeks to support Atlanta Public Schools’ School Turnaround Strategy in two ways: by raising the awareness of the impact that color has on learning and by using community resources (ie. volunteers, in-kind gifts of products and services, and funding from corporate sponsorships) to paint the interior walls of classrooms and school buildings using research based color theory.


Carol earned her B.A. in psychology from Virginia Union University, and her Master’s in education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has nearly twenty years of work experience as a human services professional in education and mental health. In addition to her role as founder and CEO of Learning in Color, Carol works in Atlanta as a full-time high school English teacher.