The Mosaic Center, Inc.

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Basic Information

Address: P. O. Box 154225, 601 N First St, Lufkin Tx 75904
County: Angelina
Phone Number: 936-639-5068
Fax Number: 936-639-5072
Principal: Carol Ramsey, Program Director
School Type: Adult Education Center for Women
Ages: 18 and up

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Christian Women's Job Corp Affiliate
Founded: 2003
Registratio Deadline: Fall 2019 - August 26, 2019; Spring 2020 - January 27, 2020
Pricing: Program is free of charge
School Hours: 8 am - 2 pm
School Setting:

Classroom Setting

Community:

Supported by Community Donations

School Size: maximum of 24 students per semester
Classroom Size: 2 Classes of 8-12 students per class per semester
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1 Teacher/1 Mentor per class
Graduation Rate: 80%
Degrees Offered:

Certifications offered include: Food Handler's, CPR, Jobs For Life, Boundaries, 7 Decisions

Classes Offered: Jobs For Life, Boundaries, 7 Decisions, ENGAGE Parenting, Health & Fitness, Bible Study, GED Preparation, Money Management, Computer Application, and more
Support Services:

Angelina College, Angelina County & Cities Health District, Family Crisis Center, CPS, ADAC, and many more area agencies we partner with.

Computer Capabilities:

PC based computer application training

Parking Spaces/Availability:

20

Mission Statement:

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

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

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.

School 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.

Testimonials:

Nichole came to The Mosaic Center from the Drug Court Program. When she began class at The Mosaic she was quiet, ashamed and dejected. Now she is confident and thriving--her strength glows from the faith that flows from within. "I love sharing my story! I am living proof that recovery does work. My God is an awesome God. He save, He forgives, and He loves me! For that I am grateful! All of the teachers have stories of God's redemptive power in their own life. They have all been through things that have changed them too." Since graduating from The Mosaic Center, Nichole has graduated from Drug Court and started working again. She has a better relationship with her kids and her mother. In 2018, she started her own home cleaning business.