Creating opportunities for steps to greatness as we prepare people
for further education, life, and work while sharing Christ’s love
New Look: Same Heart
Welcome! We are excited to share our new look for MOSAIC. Because our organization is growing and evolving, we have decided to adopt new branding to communicate the unity between all of our social enterprises and programs.
While our logos and colors may have changed, what matters most to us remains the same. At MOSAIC, we are passionate about creating a loving atmosphere, helping our neighbors take steps toward greatness, developing strong leaders, and building community.
We are happy to have you visit our new website, where you can find out more about our heartbeat for the community. Learn more about our mission below, along with information about our programs and social enterprises.
Ric Pawloski, Mosaic CCDA Executive Director
At MOSAIC, we are dedicated to building a stronger community in Benton Harbor and Berrien County, Michigan. We support individuals as they take “steps to greatness” by helping them learn new skills, rebuild their relationships, and work toward an independent life.
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, where they learn how meaningful work can give them new purpose, satisfaction, and dignity. Once they are ready to rejoin the workforce, we employ them at one of our social enterprises, which you can learn about below. This experience provides them with the opportunity to practice their job skills in a grace-filled environment.
Next, we work with our local network of business owners and employers to place our graduates in a job, and our 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.
All the 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 secondhand 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.
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 landscape maintenance 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 landscaping jobs. Our name may have changed, but we are still “Transforming Lawns and Transforming Lives.”
To schedule services, please call (269) 335-9197.
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:
510 West Main Street
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 anytime during business hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 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) 925-9925 to discuss these opportunities.
Have questions? Want to learn more? We’d love to chat with you!
Mosaic CCDA Executive Director
Mosaic on Main Director of Culinary
Mosaic Resale Store Manager