Creating opportunities for steps to greatness as we prepare people
for further education, life, and work while sharing Christ’s love
ONE of a MILLION.
The best way to experience the mission of Mosaic CCDA is by taking your own steps to greatness.
Participate with us, and continue to raise leaders who are breaking the cycles of poverty to strengthen our community. In the past three years, 247 have graduated from Mosaic Opportunity program through Jobs for Life™, 139 have been trained and employed by our social enterprises, and 88 have successfully gained external employment in the community. One simple dollar, or one significant hour can create tremendous impact and forge not only steps, but paths to greatness.
At MOSAIC, we bring people together, addressing a need for jobs, strengthening an employable workforce, and are building a stronger community in Benton Harbor and Berrien County, Michigan. Championing individuals to move forward in life as they take “steps to greatness”, we have three social enterprises dedicated to teaching new skills, rebuilding relationships, unlocking hope, and journeying with them toward an independent life. Mosaic has been the catalyst to new beginnings for many individuals, and lives and families are being transformed.
An individual starts out by joining Mosaic Opportunity, our job readiness training program. We match them to a mentor and they complete our Jobs for Life™ classes, to learn how meaningful work can provide new purpose, satisfaction, and dignity. Once ready to rejoin the workforce, we employ them at one of our social enterprises. This experience provides opportunity to practice their job skills in a grace-filled environment.
Next, we work with a local network of business owners and employers to place our graduates in a job, and a Success Coach provides on-the-job support. We also help provide transportation to and from work if needed, to raise the probability that our graduates will succeed at their new workplace.
We have found that by walking alongside people as they travel this pathway, we are able to help individuals achieve greater success. Day by day, we are helping our community grow stronger.
Mosaic Social Enterprises are businesses that we run in order to provide on-the-job training so that our students can gain experience with the jobs skills that we talk about in Mosaic Opportunity. We get our students out of the classroom and give them hands-on training, getting them ready for full-time employment outside of our organization.
Mosaic CCDA is a nonprofit organization, so all of our revenue is reinvested in these businesses to support the training of our employees. Our focus is on our mission, rather than the need to deliver profit to shareholders. As a customer at our restaurant or resale store, or using our catering or property services, you are supporting the job training of Mosaic Opportunity graduates and helping them take steps to greatness that will transform their lives.
Mosaic Opportunity is a job training program that begins in the classroom and funnels graduates to work for our social enterprises and other local employers. We use the Jobs for Life curriculum, a nationally recognized program that provides training in communication, workplace skills, and career planning. Each student is partnered with a Mentor and receives on-the-job support from a Success Coach once they are placed with an employer.
Formerly Cafe Mosaic, Mosaic on Main is a full-service restaurant and coffee shop that supports the mission of Mosaic CCDA by providing training in food service, hospitality and catering to our employees. Our restaurant also serves as a place for the community to connect and help create opportunities for our neighbors. We use local vendors and several neighborhood bakers, which supports the success of community businesses and the growth of the local economy.
Mosaic Resale Store is a full retail shopping experience providing second-hand merchandise in downtown Benton Harbor. Our store exists to provide transitional job training, mentoring and leadership development to Mosaic Opportunity graduates. When you donate or purchase items at Mosaic Resale, you help launch our employees into retail positions and other employment opportunities.
We’ve MOVED! Our new location is at 38 West Wall Street in downtown Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Resale Store Hours:
Monday – Friday open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To make arrangements for a donation, please call (269) 925-9925.
Formerly Harbor Shine Lawn Care & Snow Plowing, Mosaic Property Services is a lawn care and snow plowing company that provides weekly mowing, trimming, fertilization, mulch installation, leaf removal and seasonal cleanup, snow plowing and salting. We support the mission of Mosaic CCDA by providing career training and employment opportunities for Mosaic Opportunity graduates so that they are prepared for long-term success in a variety of groundskeeping and lawn care jobs. Our name may have changed, but we are still “Transforming Lawns and Transforming Lives.”
To schedule services, please call (269) 235-9197.
Support Mosaic CCDA and our social enterprises and programs with a
cash donation. You may process your secure donation online or by mail.
Donate By Mail
Checks or money orders may be mailed to:
PO Box 1146
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Pay Your Invoice
Pay your Harbor Shine/Mosaic Property Services bill online below:
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
Mosaic Resale In-Store
We accept walk-in donations at our current Mosaic Resale location, 510 West Main Street in Benton Harbor. Bring books, clothing, shoes, housewares, artwork, small appliances and furniture items, toys, CDs and DVDs and we’ll gladly provide you with a tax receipt. You can bring in donations to our Resale Store at 38 West Wall Street in downtown Benton Harbor, anytime during business hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mosaic Resale Furniture Donations
If you’ve got great furniture that you no longer need, we will gladly come to pick it up! Call (269) 925-9925 to schedule a pickup. Please note that Mosaic Resale Store is known in the community as a quality resale destination. When you consider donating, please support our business model with furniture that is in good to excellent condition.
Additional Giving Options
Mosaic CCDA benefits from creative giving: workplace giving, matching gifts, benefits, and gifts of appreciated securities. Please contact us at (269) 932-3557 to discuss these opportunities.