• 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

Endowment Fund Progress

raised so far $44,230 
our goal of $50,000 

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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Kalamazoo’s Brown & Black Healing and Unity Weekend

November 15, 2019

The last weekend in October, ISAAC, El Concilio, and TRHT (Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation) co-sponsored Kalamazoo’s Black & Brown Unity and Healing and TRutH Talks events, for a powerful weekend of shared history, synergies, healing, truth telling, sharing of our stories and future brainstorming. We want to extend a special thank you to our [...]

Issues Convention Closing Words

November 15, 2019

Sometimes when doing the work of justice, we may feel alone or like the problems we are working on are too big to impact change! During this time when we are experiencing and witnessing anger, barriers, fear, uncertainty, isolation, oppression, disparity, segregation, trauma, hatred, exhaustion, bigotry, mourning, silencing, loss of hope and violence, May We [...]

Joyful Issues Convention – Photo Gallery

November 15, 2019

Elder King opened the Issues Convention by asking us to take “selfies” with our neighbors!  You can see how much fun the crowd had with building the Beloved Community this way! Click on any of these wonderful photos to enlarge them. Huge thanks to our talented photographers Rick Johnson and Amy Peterson!

What happened at the Issues Convention?

November 15, 2019

Over two hundred gathered on Tuesday night, October 29, and chose Anti-Racism and Gun Violence as ISAAC’s focus for the next two years, along with Affordable Housing and Group Violence Intervention. Everyone present was invited to “vote with their feet,” whether or not they were from one of the 31 ISAAC member congregations and organizations.  They heard facts on [...]

Anti-Racism Presentation

November 15, 2019

Al Dixon Good evening.  My name is Al Dixon, I am a co-chair of the Anti-Racism Task Force. How many of you think racism is dead in our community? How many of you think that racism is alive and well in our county?  Yes, there may be some skeptics.  A young Hispanic woman was cussed [...]

Gun Violence Prevention Presentation

November 15, 2019

Wendy Flora Last May I talked with Shequita Lewis at a block party.  Her eyes lit up with excitement as she told me about her new job with a football team.  Shequita was a mom, a community activist. She ran for County Commission and truly cared about making a difference in Kalamazoo.  About two months [...]

Group Violence Intervention (GVI) Presentation

November 15, 2019

Kalamazoo’s Group Violence Intervention has many myths that we as a GVI Team would like to dispel tonight. Wendy Flora:  Myth #1 – GVI was brought to Kalamazoo by Law Enforcement Actually, GVI was brought to Kalamazoo as a part of ISAAC’s 2011 Holy Ground Campaign listening sessions in our neighborhoods where community members voiced [...]

Housing Presentation

November 15, 2019

Stephanie Hoffman One year ago at the ISAAC Public Meeting, we presented the shocking facts that high-income households get four times more housing benefits than low-income households, due to the creation of the Federal Housing Administration mortgage program created by FDR. If you were African American, your family could not get a mortgage during the [...]

Only $5770 needed to reach our $50,000 Endowment Goal!

November 15, 2019

Three new generous donors last month!  Hallelujah!  This means we only have $5770 to go, to reach our ISAAC Endowment Fund goal of $50,000 by December 31—a whole year early!  Then the ISAAC Endowment Fund will become a fully established fund at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, and ISAAC will be able to receive interest income [...]

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