Cleveland cultural group Mosaic has new look

photo The Mosaic logo

CLEVELAND, Tenn.-Ocoee Region Multicultural Services has a new look and a name but the same services.

The organization with a mission of "Building Community through Diversity in the Ocoee Region" now is simply Mosaic.

"The logo, the name, are all part of making Mosaic a more familiar part of the community," said Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland, an organizer of the group in 2005.

Director Christian Hoeferle said the public awareness campaign is not complete.

"This community was already diverse," he told those at a recent board meeting.

But with growing numbers of people with Hispanic, Asian, European and other backgrounds coming to Southeast Tennessee, Mosaic seeks to make all groups, including those here for generations, aware of each other.

Mosaic will continue offering language services, oral and written translation, English-as-a-second-language classes and German Saturday School. Its training services for the workplace, cultural awareness classes and settling-in services for new residents will continue, too.

The board closed its physical address, the Mosaic Center. But throughout August and September all service requests can be made through the website,, or on