Peace and Healing

Restorative Justice Singing Tree

Co-created with AIMS High School (https://www.aimsk12.org/) and commissioned by Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY) (http://www.rjoyoakland.org)

Lemon Cherry Singing Tree of Peace

A STEAM Peace Building Through Art project, funded by Young Audiences of Northern California and the South San Francisco Unified School District. Fifty 3rd through 8th graders designed and led the 78th Singing Tree collaborative mural. They studied ecology, art, neuroscience and peace building in the process. 350 more students contributed to the mural. The words are what the students learned from the project.

The Mangrove Singing Tree of Love

A collaborative mural made with Westglades Middle School in Parkland, Florida to creatively process the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting last Valentine’s Day. It’s the 75th Singing Tree mural in a series made by over 18,000 people from 50 countries.

Sarajevo Singing Tree

Young people from different religions in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzogivinia collaborate to create a Singing Tree mural as they learn team-building and leadership skills. Create Peace Project of San Francisco joined with ArtGrupa of Sarajevo to carrying out this team-building project.

Cypress Singing Tree of Peace

When Everett Middle School of SF lost one of its students ten years ago, it inaugurated a Peace Studies program. The project demonstrates innovation, collaboration education based on making a real product for a real audience that has a real impact to deeply engage students. This year, Ross Holzman of the www.CreatePeaceProject.org joined unitythroughcreativity.net to create the 16th Singing Tree mural – the Cypress Singing Tree of Peace – with 350 middle school students – helping support the peace culture.

Seasons of Hope Singing Trees

Homeless, formerly homeless and socially conscious youth innovate by collaborating to creating four murals – a California Live Oak in the Winter of Wellness, Spring of Sustainability, Summer of Serenity and Autumn of Abundance answering the question: What kind of World do you want to live in?” This series was inspired by the Shift Network’s vision of 2012. The Singing Tree Project is no longer affiliated with Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity. It regrets promoting this organization.

The Marin Singing Tree of What Makes America

A series of five hosted Conversation and Creative Sessions in Marin County about what makes our country great. The conversations took place in Marin City, Mill Valley, Corte Madera, San Rafael and Novato. This project was partially funded by the Peaceful World Foundation 2017.

What Makes America Great! (San Rafael, CA)

A short slideshow of a Conversation and Creative Session at the Youth Court YMCA in San Rafael, facilitated by Create Peace Project and funded by the Peaceful World Foundation. Aug. 18, 2017.