Welcome to Our Blog!

Possibilities are the stock-in-trade at Mosaic. 

Whether it is for the people we serve, our employees, donors, volunteers or the communities we're in, we want to make new possibilities come to life.

We're optimists at heart, believing that something good is always right around the corner. 

We also believe that our mission is a shared mission; we're in this together with the people we serve, their families, our donors and volunteers, and the communities we're in. 

It is a crowd-sourced mission!  So join in.  Be a part of Mosaic possibilities.


 

Thanking elected officials

The holiday season is always a blessed and thankful time of year. It reminds people of the important things in life. Family gatherings, acts of kindness, and fellowship (and football, of course) set off the spirit of the season. The ability to reflect on life’s joys during this time of year helps people recharge and grow.

During the holiday season, it is important to give thanks to those who perform sometimes thankless work. Elected officials and...Read more

Human Rights Day

Several years ago, I taught human rights workshops in the townships of Cape Town, South Africa. I was working with an organization that was attempting to address the violent xenophobia that was exploding between South Africans and refugee communities.

Before I knew it, I found myself standing in bare classrooms in front of groups of teenagers in designer jeans. These kids were barely old enough to remember apartheid, yet lived its legacy every day. They nursed...Read more

Saretta Driving

This past summer, Saretta Jones received her driver’s license after the seventh attempt to pass the road test. That’s persistence. That’s Saretta. Here’s her first-person story.

I just want to tell you my driving experience as a new driver. It felt good to have my driver's license on May 4, just in time before my birthday and the summer, after my seventh try to pass my driving road test.

I have...Read more

Creighton students with Mosaic staff

“There was no huge moment in Axtell, but everything little makes so much sound there,” said Emmali Munger, one of nine students from Creighton University who spent their fall break at Mosaic in Axtell.

Over the past several years, nine student groups from Creighton’s John P. Schlegel, SJ, Center for Service and Justice (SCSJ) have elected to spend their spring and fall breaks at Bethphage Village in Axtell, Neb.

...Read more

The BCC team on air.

December 3rd marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an international day of awareness to increase understanding of issues affecting persons with disabilities around the world.

In North America, events and activities from Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs), disability service organizations and advocacy groups are common. But in Tanzania, awareness events are few and far between. Building a Caring Community (BCC) is working to change that.

...Read more

Mosaic Grows in Nebraska

Mosaic is growing today.

Almost every day, Mosaic grows as new people come to us to receive supports. But today, we’re growing with a big leap in Nebraska as we acquire another service provider.

This is good for many reasons.

First, Mosaic’s foundation of faith has formed our values and the way we serve people. Our values aren’t just words on a wall; they are lived every day. Integrity, respect, safety, connection: people with disabilities...Read more

Johnny

Today Johnny lives in a home with five other housemates. He has his own room – lovingly painted in bright colors and filled with his favorite trains. Every month, Mosaic staff member Bonnie helps Johnny skype with his mother Joy – it’s something that means the world to both mother and son. “The staff are compassionate and treat people with the dignity and respect they so deserve,” Joy said. “He has privacy and...Read more

Graduates

What sparks joy in your life?

For the young adults we support in Tanzania, it’s learning skills that will help them earn a living throughout their lives.

This December, Building a Caring Community (BCC) will usher its first group of graduates into the working world. Here are their stories:

Jonathan

Before the Moshi center opened, Jonathan’s mother brought him everywhere with her, including to funerals. At a young age, Jonathan loved being...Read more

Margaret Mrawa

On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, those of us at Building a Caring Community (BCC) are reflecting on the reality of women in Tanzania and the action that we can take to empower women and girls here in Moshi.

The United Nations Development Program’s most recent gender inequality index reveals the disempowering reality for women in Tanzania, which places 124th of 159 countries in the gender equality ranking.

Violence against women...Read more

Pages