Help us build a Mosaic of Hope

We've all struggled this past year, balancing work, family, staying healthy, everything. Sometimes it just felt like everything was broken.

But broken pieces – fragments – can be made into something beautiful: a mosaic.

Learn to Earn Dayton, Omega CDC, Omega Baptist Church, and the Mosaic Institute of Dayton are working with many community partners to build a large, beautiful, playful mosaic at the Hope Center for Families, 1800 Harvard Blvd.

The 19-foot mosaic will be built on the ground, near the playground, and includes learning games for families to explore together: letters, words, images all created from tiny pieces of tile. It’s part of a Learn to Earn initiative to create opportunities to “Play on Purpose!” (You can find out more at https://www.learntoearndayton/play-on-purpose.)

The design of the mosaic is called “Together We Rise,” and includes a soaring bird, arrayed in an African kente cloth-inspired pattern, a multicultural sunburst, lions, animal footprints, and the alphabet. Families will be invited to play games on the mosaic, search for letters and images, do rubbings of some textured areas of the surface. Most importantly, it will encourage play and inspire hope.

You, too, can be part of this lasting monument to hope.

Over the next few weeks, volunteers will be gathering to piece together small tiles to create the 400-square foot mosaic. We need many people to help and have scheduled several days, including some Saturdays, to bring people together to assemble this permanent work of art. If you have a little time, please join us! The button below will take you to our sign-up sheet.


Later this year, when the weather is better, we'll be announcing the final installation of the Mosaic of Hope. You can join us then. And you will know that you helped create this beautiful contribution to our community, this image of hope, that will last for many years.

Invite others to join us!

Thank you for your help with the mosaic!