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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 -12:30 pm . (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.
  • 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.

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

Meet Donna

Donna Williams  Busler, Executive Director, donna@mosaiccenter.org.

I have been with The Mosaic Center, Inc. for eight years.  I manage the day-to-day operations and speak to churches, organizations, donors, and others about the ministry.

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 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 Paige

Paige Pate, Assistant Program Director, paige@mosaiccenter.org

I joined the staff at The Mosaic Center as the Assistant Program Director in January 2017.  I help facilitate the educational programs at the center alongside Carol.  I enjoy encouraging the students as they work to achieve their goals.

Meet Jessica

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

I work in the office part-time every day until 1:30. I am responsible for communications, newsletters, Fall Solicitation, Hearts for Hope, and other various projects. I graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2013 with a degree in Family Studies.

Click here to learn more Jessica.

After college, I moved back to my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas and began working with the mission sending organization, Let’s Start Talking. In 2016, I married my husband Dan, a Colorado native. We moved to Lufkin in the fall of 2016, when Dan took the position of Youth Minister at Central Church of Christ. God opened doors and led me to The Mosaic Center, and I’ve been here ever since. I love detail, traveling, and watching God move in people’s lives.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Carolyn Tinkle, President

Sheila Telford, Vice-President

Ashley Bratton, Secretary

Daren Hamaker, Treasurer

Mary Virginia Casper, Parliamentarian

Dr. Cynthia Casparis

Linda Daniel

Debbie Fitzgerald

Tara Hendrix

Hon. Clyde Herrington

Hon. Bob Inselmann

Rachele Loving

Dr. Patricia McKenzie

Wilria Monmouth

John Riley

Diana Scott

Verdia Shankle

Melissa Stokes