MOSAIC’s mission is to create opportunities for steps to greatness as we prepare people for further education, life, and work while sharing Christ’s love.
Things like lack of transportation and day care, inadequate housing, negative relationships and other emotional challenges can all be major barriers to taking steps toward greatness in life.
What percent of the population of Benton Harbor is unemployed?
As of 2012, 31.4% of the residents of Benton Harbor are unemployed.
Data from city-data.com
What percent of Benton Harbor residents live below the poverty line?
This is 5x the state average of 9.7%.
Data from city-data.com
Lack of Home Ownership
What percentage of Benton Harbor resident do not own their home?
As of 2013, 65% of the residents of Benton Harbor do not own their home.
Data from United States Census Bureau
What We Are Doing About It
Jobs for Life provides job training and funnels graduates to work for social enterprises and other employers. Then, working at one of Mosaic CCDA’s 4 social enterprises reinforces job training with real world work experience.
Jobs for Life is a nationally recognized Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) partner program providing training in career planning, developmental assets, communication skills, and employer perspectives. We combine curriculum with a mentor for each participant and an on the job training experience to strengthen the student for their next steps.
Mosaic Resale Store is a full-retail shopping experience providing mentoring, community connections, and job experience to the unemployed and those with barriers to employment.
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Café Mosaic is a full-service coffee and sandwich shop attached to the front of Mosaic Resale. The café serves as a natural connector, jobs training vehicle, and extension of Mosaic CCDA’s mission.
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Harbor Shine is a full-service lawn care and landscaping company, which provides employment opportunities and career training while enhancing the beautification of our region.
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Harbor Market is a weekly farmers market that exists to support, promote, and grow farmers and micro-businesses in the Benton Harbor area.
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Poverty essentially stems from a broken relationship with God, community, and environment. One of the most important things that MOSAIC does is help individuals rebuild their relationships with God and community, and to understand that they are designed to interact with their environment through meaningful work. Jobs for Life helps those in need find dignity and purpose through employment.
How We Approach What We Do
Making a Difference
Metrics That Matter
Growing in Job Skills and Employability
Faithfully giving their time and talents
Working together to make a difference
Jobs for Life Class Size Growth
We are working to add 3 separate tracks
Story of Success
“I was on parole and in a world of a mess, until God changed my life. Instead of messing up the community, I get to clean up the community. I had to learn how to discipline myself. When I leave, I want to know that we have done an excellent job on your lawn. If you have God in your life and you can be positive, then you can make it. You can make it.”
The information below is provided here to help those that would like to share with others Mosaic’s story, pray, and support. Thank you for being a friend of Mosaic and our community!
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