ALC Mosaic’s #OneCampus

Our new home

Update 7/24/2017:

We are almost done. Help us finish!

A year ago we got a call from our real estate agent. She was excited to let us know that the property we had our hopes set on (and thought we lost) was available again! We were ecstatic.

We reached out to you all and the response was overwhelming. Since our initial gift, we raised nearly $75,000, went under contract, and closed on the property in December 2016.

Since January, the property has been undergoing renovations for the Change-Of-Use process to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy for Educational use. Our community has stepped up in a huge way to turn a wild, ivy-covered property into a beautiful play yard for our students. Simultaneously, our contractor has been moving a lot of complex pieces forward and we are nearly the end of the process. We are working hard and we are deeply grateful for all the support that has made this possible!

We are setting a new fundraising goal of $70,000 by January 1st, 2018 to help us secure our Certificate of Occupancy and support the growth of our community!

Learn more about what we’ve been up to, what we need to finish, and how you can contribute below…



Our Progress…

Our Progress…

Our Progress…

Our Progress…

Our Progress…

Our Progress…

Everyone says it and it is something we knew was probable — these kinds of construction projects always take longer than expected and always cost more than planned. The good news is that all the work our contractor priced out for us is on track to come in on-budget. The tough news is that the sprinkler system and dedicated water line from the city, required for occupancy, has come in well over the initial estimates.

We’re doing everything we can! Converting the second building’s assembly space into a beautiful classroom for our Roots program and transforming the outdoors into an adventurous play yard has cost some money. To cover these expenses, our staff dedicated several weeks to organize and facilitate an Agile Learning Facilitator training program in partnership with the larger ALC Network.

Facilitator Training…

Facilitator Training…

Facilitator Training…

Facilitator Training…

Facilitator Training…

We raised $10,000, supported eight new ALC startup projects like ALC Mosaic, and gave forty kids an awesome week of summer camp!

We still have a lot of items we need to finish the play yard. Many Mosaic students spend the majority of their time outside, and so our play yard is every bit as important as our school house.

Please help us finish the yard by purchasing an item off our Wish List here!

Check out some photos of summer camp kids enjoying our new play yard…

Summer Camp…

Summer Camp…

Summer Camp…

Summer Camp…

Summer Camp…

Summer Camp…

Summer Camp…

ALC Mosaic opened its doors in the fall of 2013 with 12 students in a small modular building behind a church parking lot. Within a year we outgrew our space, expanded to a second rental location for older students, opened up an early-childhood program, and partnered with our sister school in NYC to catalyze the Agile Learning Centers Network.

Can you believe it? We are set to begin the 2017-18 school year with 55 students! And, we’ve implemented a new tuition scale that is making it possible for families to access a self-directed education at ALC Mosaic for as little $1,200/year. We will have 19 families enrolling for $3,000 or less this upcoming year!

But, we need your help!

The sprinkler system and water tap we need to finish to obtain our Certificate of Occupancy is costing us $40,000 more than originally estimated by the various parties involved in the process — fire prevention/safety has become a $100,000 project alone. Unfortunately, the International Building Code is not written with micro-schools in mind!

We are also growing our community much quicker than expected! We realized we need some additional space for community meetings, indoor block play, yoga, dancing, and more. To meet this need, we plan to build a 30-foot Yurt in the side yard, between the main school house and the Roots space. This will cost around $30,000.


Help us finish the job!

We are choosing gratitude and trust as we navigate the financial challenges of this transition period. We need your help to finish the process!

We are setting a fundraising goal of $70,000 by January 1st, 2018 to help us secure our Certificate of Occupancy and support the growth of our community!

ALC Mosaic is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 
Every gift gets us closer to our goal and to the completion of our #OneCampus!
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today.





If you prefer to show us some love via check, please make them out to: ALC Mosaic and send them to:

ALC Mosaic
6100 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

Thank you so much for helping us make our dreams a reality!

With love and agility,
ALC Mosaic