• 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

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!

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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Latest News

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Add your voice! Support the Housing Equity ordinance!

March 10, 2020

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!”  That saying is especially true right now.  We are the ones who can give the Kalamazoo City Commissioners the community support they need in order to pass the Housing Equity ordinance. Would you help by adding your voice to this letter? Click here to download the printable [...]

Bugs in Our Brains: Changing the World by Changing Our Thinking

March 9, 2020

ISAAC would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Beth Washington for facilitating an awesome, eye opening and powerful Bias Workshop! Participants learned how to examine human bias, recognize different cultural dimensions, define key terms needed for eliminating racism and oppression and understanding the connection between USA history and structurally disadvantaged communities and populations.  A [...]

Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

March 9, 2020

At our third meeting, with 12 members present, the Gun Violence Task Force started our Power One-on-One interviews by interviewing Judge Curtis Bell of Kalamazoo County Probate Court and retired KDPS Capt. Stacey Ledbetter.  Capt. Stacey talked about her work in ALPACT (Advocates and Leaders for Police And Community Trust).  Its mission is to address [...]

Service of Remembrance

March 9, 2020

A Beautiful Service of Remembrance! Sending a special thank you to our Beloved Community Kalamazoo Survivors and All Community Members who attended! Thank you to all of our Awesome Speakers: Sister Mollie Peterson, Elder Doug King, Brother Ed Genesis, Elder Robyn Robinson, Sister Ora O’Connell and Dr. Michael T Scott. A heartfelt thank you for a powerful Word Spoken by Dr.Tamara [...]

Anti-Racism Collaboration Work

March 9, 2020

There were approximately 20 members in attendance at our February meeting. Lay Pastor Charles Moerdyk, representing North Presbyterian Church, gave the opening reflection, which dealt with the topic of implicit bias. There was a brief evaluation of the Bias Workshop. Members who attended found it fascinating and powerful. Differences between implicit bias and explicit bias [...]

Meet our ISAAC Community Engagement Coordinator

March 9, 2020

Ed Genesis is an artist, poet, musician, organizer, entrepreneur, and community leader. Born and raised in Gary, Indiana and moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan permanently in his early 20’s, his love of art/music, his passion for his people and community, and his gift of creativity are evident in all areas of his work. In October 2018 [...]

Meet our ISAAC Marketing & Communications Intern

March 9, 2020

Kaleb Beiter comes from the town of Lawrence, Michigan. He is no stranger to ISAAC and was a part of the First Ever Walk/Run/Roll Committee in 2018. Kaleb helped with social media & technology management and designed our event t-shirts while in the Van Buren Early College Program focused on impacting the community through communications. [...]

Meet our ISAAC Anti-Racism Task Force Intern!

March 9, 2020

Ashante Collins is originally from Savannah, GA and grew up in Jacksonville, FL. Upon graduating high school, she moved back to her hometown for a few years before making her way up to Michigan. Collins is currently a Psychology major at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and will be graduating in the spring of 2020 and [...]

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