• Racial Healing & Action Service From Sep 2, 2015

  • Listening Engagement Listening to neighborhood concerns

  • Affordable Housing Places to call home cost less than shelters

  • Youth Violence Prevention Working with our youth to teach them life lessons about violence

  • Early Childhood Education Quality preschool for many more children

  • Transportation Many jobs are at night and on Sundays

  • Public Meeting New partnerships within the community

  • Public Meeting Closing Prayer Coming together

  • Annual Banquet Inspiration

Our Mission

ISAAC is an interfaith organizing network of congregations and strategic partners working together to build a more just community.

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We are ISAAC!

We are Christians, Jews, Muslims, Unitarians and Non-Religious. We are Black, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, Middle Eastern and White. We are Immigrants. We are suburban, inner-city and rural. We are haves, have-nots, and have-a- little-want-mores. We are bold, tenacious, and we don’t back down. We are Kalamazoo County!

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Be a part of our work to “do justice” (Micah 6:8). Your gift helps us build the Beloved Community by increasing support for policies and practices that create equity in Kalamazoo County and across Michigan.

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Latest News

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ISAAC News – Moving Forward in Love and Action

June 23, 2020

Message from our ISAAC President Moving Forward in Love… I, like most black and brown people, are going through a flood of emotions right now. I don’t really know how to act or what to do, even though I have been engaged in this work of social justice for quite some time. This just feels [...]

Message from our ISAAC Executive Director

June 23, 2020

Dear ISAAC Family, we pray this email finds you and yours well in the midst of all that is going on locally and nationwide. To all our Black, African American, African, Caribbean, Afro-Latino Brothers, Sisters and Family Members, we see you, we value you, we value your life, we love you and we thank God [...]

A Time for Encouragement – ISAAC Clergy and Community Leaders

June 23, 2020

Through this Pandemic, May We Be Encouraged. Click to hear ISAAC Clergy and Community Leaders share what passages encourage them during difficult times. Juliana Hafner Joan Hawxhurst Dr. Regena Nelson Miriam Epskamp Apostle Valarie Cunningham Deacon Karen McDonald Maryam Khan Dr. Carolyn Heineman Sofia Ovalle-Lopez

Welcome Galilee Baptist Church!!

June 23, 2020

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest ISAAC Family Member, Galilee Baptist Church! Galilee is a faith in action congregation with involvement in justice work, voting, racial & economic empowerment and service in the community. As a founding Congregation of ISAAC in the early 2000s, under the leadership of Bishop J. [...]

Farewell to Rev. Steve Charnley

June 23, 2020

With a sad, but also loving and glad heart we say farewell to Rev. Steve Charnley! Kalamazoo has been blessed by Reverend Charnley, Pastor of First United Methodist Church. We thank God for his leadership, justice work, prayers & for being a blessing to ISAAC. We send God’s blessings and love to you into retirement, [...]

Remembering Travontae Brown

June 23, 2020

ISAAC is a respectable, responsible, caring group of people who help to lead Kalamazoo in the right direction! They have also helped me get onto the road of success! -Travontae McFerrin-Brown, 2016 Phoenix High School Graduate and KVCC Student Elder Douglas King, What Happens When… What happens when the promise of a young man is tragically [...]

ISAAC & TRHT Housing Equity Letters – Add more names!

June 23, 2020

We need your circle of family, friends and colleagues to add their names to at least one of these letters!  If you didn’t yet, please add your own name. Please also ask members of your congregation or organization to add their names.  Choose any one or two or all three ways to show that you [...]

Gifts by June 30 to our Endowment have extra power!

June 23, 2020

If you can make a gift to the ISAAC Endowment Fund by June 30, it will have extra power to sustain our work to build the Beloved Community, where every single person is held as beloved. Gifts received by June 30 will count toward the funds available to ISAAC in 2021! If there are much [...]

ISAAC Team Bios

June 23, 2020

Meet Cathy Phason, our new Housing Advocacy Intern Cathryn Phason is a 48-year-old black female that was born and raised in Park Forest Illinois, the second oldest of six children. She lived in a world where she was taught not to share her personal business outside of the home, but she knows it’s time to [...]

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