• 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 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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Latest News

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Join Our Virtual Journey to DC for Racial Justice!

August 16, 2020

ISAAC invites you to join a Virtual Journey to DC for Racial Justice!  This “event” lasts August 15th– September 20th , it includes walking, running, rolling or however you choose to move, it’s on your own or with your own household, and it takes place wherever you choose! To REGISTER, and see all the details, [...]

Video of our 2019 Annual Report

August 16, 2020

Such a powerful year we had in 2019!  And so much appreciation for the way we gave the 2019 Annual Report virtually!   Annual Meeting Opening: Reading of our ISAAC Covenant Dr. Pat Stromsta: We enter into a covenant agreement. We enter into a deep promise We promise to love justice and pursue it. As congregations [...]

Save the Date! ISAAC 2020 (Virtual) Public Meeting – October 22nd

August 16, 2020

Can you help spread the word and invite others you know? SAVE the DATE! ISAAC 2020 Public Meeting Building the Beloved Community Thursday evening, OCTOBER 22, 2020 Virtual! Engaging presentations on new policy changes needed, in line with our faith values – Anti-Racism, Affordable Housing, Gun Violence Prevention – and commitments of support from our [...]

Housing Equity Ordinance – Public Hearing & Vote September 8th

August 16, 2020

The City Commission’s Public Hearing and vote on the Housing Equity Ordinance are finally happening–on Tuesday evening September 8th, the day after Labor Day!  We are very hopeful that the Housing Equity ordinance will pass, if the ISAAC Family turns out as usual to support what’s good and right. Here is the excellent schedule of [...]

“Housing for All” Millage on the Ballot November 3rd

August 16, 2020

On average, 1342 school-aged children experienced homelessness in Kalamazoo County each school year from 2014–2017. Such good news!  The County Commission voted overwhelmingly August 5, to put the “Housing for All” millage on the countywide ballot on November 3!    See the Millage Plan here, thoughtfully crafted by our Kalamazoo County Public Housing Commission and an [...]

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 [...]

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