The Mystic Project
Hope & Purpose
The highest priority of our non-profit, The Mystic Project, is to promote equitable initiatives that expand opportunities for membership and participation for all members in the community to be leaders and change makers. Recognizing, reinforcing, and celebrating the healthy, thriving, and diverse community where we live is our goal. Community is made together; it is built by incredible individuals who work toward connecting humanity and celebrating the uniqueness and potential of each of its members.
Who We Are
Our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly in the actions of our initiatives. From the moment we came together as a group in 2018, we approached our projects with the purpose of directly serving residents in Medford who have the least access to social-institutional power. The impact of our initiatives convinced us that by working together, we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch The Mystic Project.
Making a Difference
Community Calendar Project
Moments in Medford
Since 2020, our "Moments in Medford" calendars share snapshots in Medford and among the neighborhoods that interweave our lives. Take a Moment in Medford by supporting your neighbors and local businesses, sharing in your neighbor's joy, embracing each other's uniqueness and individuality, and celebrating the sum of all our different parts.
Making Change Possible
Feeling like there are countless pressing issues that no single program could make a marked difference? Our local afterschool initiative focuses on using art to repurpose materials for entrepreneurial endeavors. Our elementary and middle-school-aged MHA participants reinvigorate items sourced from the Medford community.
Join us for our annual Artepreneurs Youth sale at the Medford Public Library on Saturday, May 4, 2024.
Justflix is part of a larger project conceived by Dr. David Harris to expose young people to the art of storytelling by using their cell phones to make short videos of social and racial justice, community activism, or their ideas of justice.
Congratulations Lisa Tonello and the Artepreneurs Youth program
November 27, 2023
We are thrilled to announce Lisa Tonello received the Nan McKay Resident Service Award for her dedication, outreach, and development of our Artepreneurs Youth program! It is a tremendous honor to celebrate this achievement with Lisa, our youth participants, and the Medford Housing Authority. For more information on this award visit Nan McKay and Associates, Inc.
Moments in Medford 2024 Calendar and Photo Exhibit
November 20, 2023
We are kicking off our annual fundraiser at the Medford Public Library. Come check out our artists, if inclined bid on their work at our silent Auction, and enjoy a relaxed evening with us!
Where: Medford Public Library
When: Dec 12, 2023 7-8pm.
**Pre-order your calendar today on from our on-line shop
JustFlix at the Royall House
November 9, 2024
Join us on November 16, 2024 at the Royall House and Slave Quarters Museum for our final JustFlix screening of 2024 and a special presentation of "Sankofa vs Veritas" by Tamara Lanier.
Announcing JustFlix Annual Screening Schedule
October 30, 2023
Justflix stories are short digital videos captured on cellphones. Youth participants from the Medford Housing Authority tell their stories of social justice, community justice, and beyond!
Medford Public Library, October 21, 2023
Royall House and Slave Quarters Museum, November 16
Chevalier Theatre, TBD
Preparing for the "Moments in Medford" 2024 calendar
June 25, 2023
We are accepting entries for the 2024 community calendar. Stay tuned for the calendar production!
Artepreneurs Youth at West Medford Open Studios
June 24, 2023
A wonderful day at West Medford's Open Studios. Artepreneurs braved the elements to exhibit and offer framed water color paintings and cards, vases, and candles.
Annual Artepreneurs Youth Sale
April 17, 2023
Join us for the 2nd Artepreneurs Youth sale! Artepreneurs Youth participants will be selling their creations from 10am-2pm on April 30th at the Medford Public LIbrary.
The Mystic Project: Fiscal Sponsorship
March 13, 2023
We are happy to announce Fractured Atlas has taken us on and will provide support as a fiscal sponsor. Thank you Fractured Atlas!
Recognizing, reinforcing, and celebrating the healthy, thriving, and diverse community where we live is our goal. Community is made together; it is built by incredible individuals who work toward connecting humanity and celebrating the uniqueness and potential of each of its members.
Help BUILD that community by making a donation to The Mystic Project where our proceeds go to:
Supporting Medford Housing Authority (MHA) residents no matter their age, background, ability or financial means.
Supporting Arteprenuers Youth and JustFlix, MHA youth and intergenerational programs, that encourage self-expression and instill self confidence.
Acknowledging, recognizing, and celebrating the extraordinary “unseen” and “unheard” members of the community.