Housing, Gardening, Promotion of the Arts & Education, Community Advocacy & Partnerships
Through participation and education, Mosaic helps to create a vibrant community. We work on revitalization, beautification, and promotion of the arts, culture, and education to stabilize our neighborhoods and improve the quality of life in Pottstown.
In the spirit of cooperation and partnership that’s at the heart of the community land trust model, the Mosaic Home Buyer Assistance Program assists buyers with part of their down payment and/or closing costs for an approved property.
Since 2012, Mosaic CLT has rehabilitated three lots in a downtown Pottstown neighborhood into beautiful green spaces. 423 Chestnut and 615 Chestnut Street are productive community gardens. At the corner of North Charlotte and Walnut Streets, Mosaic CLT has converted a vacant lot into a permaculture garden. Another community garden has been developed at Barth Elementary School.
Mosaic Community Land Trust is organizing the Youth Orchestra of Pottstown, a summer string orchestra for Pottstown and the surrounding communities. Any strings player age 12-20 are welcome, and there is no cost to participate.
Rehearsals will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 at Coventry Christian Academy, which is located at 669 Pleasantview Road, Pottstown, PA 19464. The first rehearsal will be next Thursday, June 28th.
If you are interested in auditioning for a seat in the orchestra (not required for participation), auditions will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at the Hobart's Run Office at the Hill School, which is located at 701 East High Street, Pottstown. All students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult to the audition. Auditions will begin at 4:00 pm and proceed until 8:00 pm. A link to the sign-up for the audition can be found on the Mosaic website below. Please prepare 36 bars of a solo or etude, and you will also be asked to sight read a short piece.
There will be a performance held at in late August, the performance date will be announced in mid-July.
If you have further questions, please contact the Youth Orchestra of Pottstown director, Niki Purdy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at (610)287-7828 and someone will return your call.