ABOUT URBAN MOSAIC

Urban Mosaic is a multi-faceted cultural organization dedicated to the work of creating safe spaces to engage with the community around issues of social justice through the lens of pluralistic diversity.

 

Through established programs and initiatives that counter the effects of poverty and all forms of oppression, the Urban Mosaic Center for Social Justice addresses social, economic and other justice needs within marginalized communities, helping to create true culture change within communities, businesses, organizations and institutions that serve and connect to some of the most disempowered groups.

 

The Urban Mosaic Center for Social Justice was founded in 2015 as a national organization. We see all too often how the poor, people of color, immigrant communities and sexual minorities are excluded and marginalized. We are committed to providing essential support and advocacy for elders, people of color, youth, sexual minorities and communities of faith; facilitating the necessary dialogue that opens doors, offers hope, raises awareness and empowers lives.

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OUR FOCUS

HOW IT WORKS

COUNTER THE EFFECTS OF POVERTY AND OPPRESSION

Our goals are to challenge and disrupt the effects of poverty and all forms of oppression as they impact the lives of those on the margins of society.

 

CREATE TRUE CULTURE CHANGE

To honor the mission and support the goals of the Urban Mosaic Center for Social Justice, we have established programs and initiatives that support and help create true culture change within communities, businesses, organizations and institutions that serve and connect to us all.

 

JOB READINESS AND PERSONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Gaining and maintaining quality employment has been consistently at the top of the list of concerns expressed by those who are impacted by poverty and discrimination. Through partnerships with major organizations, we are able to provide workshops and training opportunities that will not only make participants more employable, but also help to increase retention once employed.

 

YOUTH ADVOCACY AND CIVIL RIGHTS

The Urban Mosaic Center for Social Justice is involved in civil rights and social justice efforts nationwide. We are currently engaged in the planning and organizational efforts of several key campaigns.  Young men of color are at risk and all parties must be held accountable to address the impact of the school to prison pipeline in our communities.

 

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH INQUIRY- (Inquiry Groups)

Inquiry is a research-based methodology that allows participants to take a critically reflective stance through questioning to challenge positioning and ways of thinking in order to construct new knowledge.  Inquiry requires engaging with others and with oneself in a space to be wrong safely and to experiment issues in a group context.  Inquiry is based on the idea that we understand differently and give different meaning to similar experiences.

 

WORKSHOPS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Urban Mosaic Center for Social Justice provides workshops and professional development sessions covering topics on:

  • Cultural Relevant Pedagogy

  • Youth Mentorship

  • Economic Empowerment/Financial Literacy

  • Leadership

  • After-School Educational Programs

  • Literacy

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)

  • Teacher Development

  • School Administrator Development

 

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