History & Accomplishments
Since 2001, we have served nearly 50,000 individuals.
- More than 11,200 4th and 5th graders through our principal program, the Outdoor Program.
- More than 1,900 high-school and college-aged students through the Youth Leadership Project.
- Almost 26,000 students through the In-School Project.
- More than 9,000 adults through the Mosaic Consulting Project (MCP).
The Mosaic Project was founded in June 2000 and began full-time, staffed operation in April 2001. We developed our curriculum with the assistance of a 4th and 5th-grade focus group and ran two pilot sessions of our Outdoor Program with 76 individually recruited students and four Youth Leaders in August 2001. We have grown each year. We released our musical curriculum on CD in 2003, expanded the Youth Leadership Project to run throughout the entire year in 2006, developed our comprehensive In-School Project in 2008, released our curriculum guide in 2010, and launched the Mosaic Consulting Project to work with adults in community-based organizations and corporations in 2011. We launched our new model, the Mosaic Experience, providing elements of our In-School Project to every one of our partner schools in 2014, and ran our first Family Camp in 2015. In addition to serving over 11,200 4th and 5th graders in our Outdoor Program and over 1,900 high school and college aged students through our Youth Leadership Project, we have run hundreds of our in-school workshops and Mosaic Consulting Project trainings for other organizations, serving over 26,000 additional students and over 9,000 adults.
Winner of 2016 Jaffe Awards, national award recognizing leaders making a difference in the lives of children
Community Boards San Francisco Leadership Peacemaker Award 2013
Exemplary Practices/Practitioner Award, Western Region of the Association of Experiential Education 2013
Executive Director Lara Mendel received 10 Women Campaign Award 2009
The Rising Peacemaker Prize, Agape Foundation, 2005
Empathy Song won a Children’s Music Web Award 2004