About Us

Our Mission


Seeds of Awareness mission is to transform schools and communities by cultivating empathy, connection, and support.

We implement counseling and mentorship programs in schools, teach social-emotional learning in the classrooms, and provide cutting edge mindfulness-based counseling and nature-based social skills groups to our local communities.

“It’s about planting the seeds for community, for peace, for social interaction that’s positive. In 24 years of teaching, this is the first time that I see a program that immediately shows results.”Martha Ochoa, from Golden Oak Elementary School in Hayward

Our Values

As Seeds of Awareness grows into more and more school communities, we are committed to offering our services and making them accessible to communities that may otherwise not receive this support. Thus, we are working on making our programming relevant to youth of color, and other marginalized groups, in order to build bridges of empathy across the spectrum difference.

As a part of our organizational and clinical foundation, we value inclusivity by promoting awareness of the social dynamics and cultural influences of our communities.

As we promote a culture of empathy through mindfulness, we find it crucial to bring this empathy to issues around race, gender, sexual orientation, and privilege. We are committed to having courageous conversations and making necessary changes within our organization and our communities.

If you support our values and would like to support our work, please consider donating to our cause by clicking here.

Who We Are

We are a collaboration of psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors, and trainers who provide therapeutic and educational services to schools and community members.

Seeds of Awareness Inc. is a San Francisco Bay-Area 501-C3 non-profit organization that facilitates evidence-based social and emotional support programs.