ABOUT US

The Mosaic Center, Inc. History

 In 2003, God gave a vision to a group of Lufkin women for a Christian women’s education center for the disadvantaged in Angelina County. This group of ladies, now known as “The Mothers of The Mosaic,” visited the Christian Women’s Job Corp Program in Tyler for inspiration. They prayed about how this vision could become a reality in Lufkin.

Volunteers were trained by the Christian Women’s Job Corp, an affiliate of Women’s Missionary Union for a school: The Mosaic Center, Inc. In 2004, a house was donated for The Mosaic Center’s use, and restoration began by dedicated volunteers.

The vision became a reality and The Mosaic Center, Inc. opened its doors for the first class in the fall of 2005. Eight ladies completed an 11-week program. In 2006 – The Adult Learning Center of Lufkin partnered with The Mosaic Center, Inc. and GED classes began.

In 2007, The Mosaic Center, Inc. received the donation of the historic Denman Home, 601 N. First Street, located in Downtown Lufkin.  Renovations of this house began to transform it from a home to a school. And in 2008, classes moved to its current location. That same year, The Mosaic Center, Inc. was awarded The Governor’s State Award, One Star, for a Community Encourager.

Classes rapidly increased in size, and new curriculum was added as the program grewAngelina College and The Adult Learning Center of Lufkin became huge supporters that contributed to The Mosaic’s success. In partnership with Angelina College, The Mosaic Center began to offer English as a Second Language (ESL), and Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) classes. In 2015, The Mosaic Center celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary of ministry to the women of Angelina County.

Today, The Mosaic Center holds two 12-week Core Program courses each year, one in the spring and in the fall. Each class can accommodate up to 24 women. The Core Program includes Jobs for Life training,  GED and Adult Basic Education, computer skills, resume writing, mock interviews,  personal money management, 7 Decisions curriculum, nutrition, fitness and exercise, CPR training, Food Handler’s certification, and more. In addition, The Mosaic offers GED and Adult Basic Education, and two CNA classes in the summer. There are 5 staff members, 17 board members, and over 350 volunteers that serve the Mosaic Center in a given year.

God’s provision and blessing are undeniable in the story of The Mosaic Center, and He continues to fill our cup to overflowing. All Glory to God!

       

The Mosaic Center, Inc. History


In 2003, God gave a vision to a group of Lufkin women for a Christian women’s education center for the disadvantaged in Angelina County. This group of ladies, now known as “The Mothers of The Mosaic,” visited the Christian Women’s Job Corp Program in Tyler for inspiration. They prayed about how this vision could become a reality in Lufkin.

Volunteers were trained by the Christian Women’s Job Corp, an affiliate of Women’s Missionary Union for a school: The Mosaic Center, Inc. In 2004, a house was donated for The Mosaic Center’s use, and restoration began by dedicated volunteers.

The vision became a reality and The Mosaic Center, Inc. opened its doors for the first class in the fall of 2005. Eight ladies completed an 11-week program. In 2006 – The Adult Learning Center of Lufkin partnered with The Mosaic Center, Inc. and GED classes began.

In 2007, The Mosaic Center, Inc. received the donation of the historic Denman Home, 601 N. First Street, located in Downtown Lufkin.  Renovations of this house began to transform it from a home to a school. And in 2008, classes moved to its current location. That same year, The Mosaic Center, Inc. was awarded The Governor’s State Award, One Star, for a Community Encourager.

Classes rapidly increased in size, and new curriculum was added as the program grewAngelina College and The Adult Learning Center of Lufkin became huge supporters that contributed to The Mosaic’s success. In partnership with Angelina College, The Mosaic Center began to offer English as a Second Language (ESL), and Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) classes. In 2015, The Mosaic Center celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary of ministry to the women of Angelina County.

Today, The Mosaic Center holds two 12-week Core Program courses each year, one in the spring and in the fall. Each class can accommodate up to 24 women. The Core Program includes Jobs for Life training,  GED and Adult Basic Education, computer skills, resume writing, mock interviews,  personal money management, 7 Decisions curriculum, nutrition, fitness and exercise, CPR training, Food Handler’s certification, and more. In addition, The Mosaic offers GED and Adult Basic Education, and two CNA classes in the summer. There are 5 staff members, 17 board members, and over 350 volunteers that serve the Mosaic Center in a given year.

God’s provision and blessing are undeniable in the story of The Mosaic Center, and He continues to fill our cup to overflowing. All Glory to God!

       

SERVICES

The Mosaic Center’s purpose is to serve the women of Angelina County. We do this many ways:

  • Job and Life Skills Core Program – The heart of The Mosaic is our Job and Life Skills Core Program. This 12-week program is offered twice a year, in the spring and in the fall.
  • GED/Adult Basic Education: We are pleased to partner with Angelina College and offer Adult Basic Education and GED help throughout the year. These classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, spring and fall hours: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm. Summer hours: 9:00 am -1:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. Registration is required for our summer program. (GED/ABE is also a part of our Core Program)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL): ESL classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the spring and fall. Summer hours: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) classes: Through Angelina College Community Services, The Mosaic Center offers CNA classes here at the Mosaic June through August. Tuition is payable to Angelina College.
  • Engage Parenting: CPS recognized 8 week course, held at The Mosaic Center Thursdays 10:00 am – 11:00 am.

The Mosaic Center partners with The Coalition to make sure any woman who contacts us with a need is connected to an agency or ministry that can help.

Click here to access the latest edition of the Interagency Brochure. For questions or more information about any of the above questions, please stop by or contact us today!

MISSION STATEMENT

WHO WE ARE

Understanding God’s unconditional love for all, The Mosaic Center exhibits an example of God’s love by fostering human dignity and self-respect.  The Center seeks to promote and nurture an integrated vision of the whole person – body, soul, and spirit.

  • Students of The Mosaic Center develop economic self-sufficiency to strengthen the family unit.  This is achieved through education, guidance, job and life skills training, mentoring and follow-up.
  • Volunteers of The Mosaic Center find a place of meaningful service through teaching, mentoring and serving

WHAT WE BELIEVE

STATEMENT OF FAITH: We believe in the Trinity, God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and the Bible as the Word of God.  Salvation comes through grace by believing in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, our Savior and Lord.  Once saved, the Holy Spirit indwells, thereby instructing, guiding, and empowering the individual to follow the mandate of Jesus Christ in daily living.

Staff L-R: Susan Newcomer, Jessica Grenier, Rebecca Reid, Carol Ramsey, Joyce Sperry

STAFF

Meet Susan

Susan Newcomer, Office Manager, susan@mosaiccenter.org.

I began serving here in 2007 shortly after retiring as the owner of Bizzy Bea Flower & Gift. I first began as a mentor, then an office volunteer, Vista (Volunteer is Service to America) as Assistant Program Director, Board member and currently I am the Office Manager.

Click here to learn more about Susan.

I am originally from Houston but moved to Lufkin in 1988 when Charles and I married. We have a blended family of five with nine grandchildren and four great-grands. I returned to college after 25 years and graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science-Home Economics Teacher Education degree. My church home is First United Methodist Church-Lufkin where I serve on the Missions Committee and attend the Musslewhite Sunday School Class. I am blessed to be able to raise English Springer Spaniels and place them in numerous homes all over the US.

Meet Jessica

Jessica Grenier, Communications Coordinator, jessica@mosaiccenter.org.

God paved the way for me to work at The Mosaic Center when my husband and I moved to Lufkin in fall of 2016. I am responsible for communications, newsletters, Fall Solicitation, Hearts for Hope, and other various projects.

In March 2016, I married my husband Dan, a Colorado native. We moved to Lufkin that fall when Dan took the position of Youth Minister at Central Church of Christ. We are heavily involved in the outreach program with our church – I specifically love working with the middle school girls. Dan and I love doing ministry together, and traveling together whenever we have the chance!

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca Reid, Executive Director, rebecca@mosaiccenter.org

God recently paved the way for me to become Executive Director in January 2019, and I am thrilled to be here! God put The Mosaic Center on my heart long ago – before it even existed. God gave me a vision of the church – women from all Christian churches in our community – coming together to provide a place to help women grow in mentorship and training in Jesus’ Name. I was blessed to serve as a Mentor for Class 1, and also I served on the Board of Directors for 3 years and Executive Board for 1. Now as Executive Director, I oversee operations here at The Mosaic Center.

Meet Carol

Carol Ramsey, Program Director, carol@mosaiccenter.org.

I began as a volunteer at The Mosaic Center when it first opened in September of 2005, and I’ve been here ever since. Now I serve as the Program Director. My duties include interviewing applicants for current programs, curriculum development and scheduling of classes, coordinating program volunteers, and supervising the day to day operations of the school.

Meet Joyce

Joyce Sperry, Assistant Program Director,
joyce@mosaiccenter.org

I joined The Mosaic Center staff in September 2018. I have served at The Mosaic Center since 2015 in various volunteer roles, and am so excited to be a part of the staff! My duties include speaking with potential students, interviewing them, and assisting Carol in the planning, preparation, and execution of anything about involving our programs.

I moved with my family back to Lufkin from Denver, Colorado in 2015. My mother had told me about the ministry for years, and when I got here I knew I had to be a part of it. People sometimes ask me if I miss the beauty of Colorado, and I tell them nothing can compare to the beauty of the power of God transforming lives, including my own, in this house.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ashley Bratton, President

Michelle Briley, Vice-President

Dr. Cindy Casparis, Secretary

Daren Hamaker, Treasurer

Sheila Telford, Parliamentarian

Dr. Doug Ashburn

Mary Virginia Casper

Linda Daniel

Sundra Denman

Nita Dickerson

Carlie Duplechin

Debbie Fitzgerald

Reece Hubbard

Dan Huerta

Hon. Bob Inselmann

Cissy McCarroll

Dr. Patricia McKenzie

Madelyn Porter

Carolyn Tinkle

Karen Watson