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Our classroom is located within a fully-functioning Living Arts Center that is home to practitioners of many different healing modalities (massage, chiropractic, pilates, yoga, psychotherapy and more!) So our students get a beautiful opportunity to witness the lifestyles of professionals in action.
The classroom itself is amply furnished with massage tables, sitting cushions, backjacks, tables and chairs, as well as state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, including a 65″ television for powerpoint presentations. The main classroom has beautiful views of the mountains as well as a skylight.
The suite also includes a kitchenette with a full fridge, microwave, and hot plate, a tea station, cafe and peaceful indoor and outdoor study areas. (The studio is available on scheduled class and Study Group days only.)
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 grew. Angelina 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.
The mission of New Britain Adult Education is to provide and deliver quality education to meet the needs and aspirations of adult learners. We are student driven to provide the best instruction and assistance to each and every person who seeks our service.
Ascentria Care Alliance Services for New Americans is called to strengthen communities by empowering people to respond to life’s challenges. As a member of the Massachusetts Adult Education System, our Education Department provides each and every adult with opportunities to develop literacy skills needed to qualify for further education, and job training, essential to obtaining employment at family sustaining wages.