Mosaic (Local Programs)

Building partnerships with local communities

Local communities are microcosms of the global context. CISV’s local programs use the same principles as its international programs to connect people in a meaningful way with their local communities.

Mosaic is a project-based program which empowers individuals and Chapters to be agents of change, reach out, and involve as many people as possible. Each project is a separate CISV experience relating to a local need or interest and involving a different target group. It does not have to be in a camp setting, as with many CISV programs, but is designed according to the needs and abilities of the CISV Chapter. Using a three-phase educational approach of Discover, Understand and Create, local members develop projects in conjunction with like-minded organizations or community groups. The aim is to crate an authentic learning experience for participants and deliver a benefit to the wider community.