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What’s happening for ISAAC Healing Whiteness in 2024?

  Practicing connection, conflict and coordination: A series of three in-person workshops and monthly virtual practice sessions to support white people in embodied anti-racism practice. Each workshop will be focused on the themes of connection,conflict and coordination. In our time together will explore why connection, conflict and coordination are vital in our organizing work, how white supremacy culture disrupts our ability to […]

Your Vote Matters! !Tu Vota Importa!

In 2022 ISAAC, EL CONCILLIO, METROPOLITAN NAACP, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, DOUGLASS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, PARENTS UNITED, HOPE THRU NAVIGATION, BLOCKS CLUB, TRHT KALAMAZOO, GVI and Partners came together to work collectively on Vote August 2 and Vote November 8!  This committee worked hard to bring awareness, and deepen engagement in non-partisan elections work.  ISAAC and […]

Endowment Fund Growth!

This is amazing! ISAAC donors gave over $14,000 to our Endowment Fund in 2022! A huge thank you to the Endowment Fund donors who put so much trust in our work together to build the Beloved Community. Your commitment and generosity have increased our fund value to more than $176,000 even after the stock market’s […]

Powerful 20th Anniversary Public Meeting!

October 25th was our 2022 Public Meeting and the 20th Anniversary of the ISAAC Covenant Celebration held by our founding congregations in the fall of 2002.  You can watch the entire video below or you can choose specific sections–each part is inspiring! Please note some respondents may have used on-screen emojis to commit to an […]

Gun Violence Prevention Presentation, Asks, and Officials’ Responses

Hello and thank you to all who are present. My name’s Irving Quintero, the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force intern. I would like to begin by stating that 58% of the population in the US has experienced gun violence directly or indirectly. So there’s a huge chance that you and/or your loved ones have been […]

Anti-Racism Presentation, Asks, and Officials’ Response

  Good evening my name Al Dixon and I am the Co-Chair of the ISAAC Anti-Racism Task Force. The Task Force was elected by community members years ago, to help stop racism and other social injustices that have impacted our community.  housing, gun violence, employment, health, and mass incarceration. We are currently working to address […]

Housing Presentation & Asks, and Officials’ Responses

I’m Tobi Hanna-Davies, Housing Task Force member since it began  – At the very first ISAAC Public Meeting in the fall of 2003, the brand new ISAAC Housing Task Force quoted the scripture of Ezekiel about the dry bones coming to life, the next day our photo was at the top of the front page […]

BLOCKS Club, GVI and Urban Alliance – Men’s/Bros Renewal Retreat

As this team of dedicated heroes continue their work, it has become clear that they too need support and renewal. The work is taxing and meaningful. When the stakes are high, so must the support be. One of those supports is a retreat that centers wellness, learning and exposure as core outcomes. A special thank […]

As we Celebrate Black History not only this Month…..

We Are The Light Google: The Definition of Black Results: adjective; of the very darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white Google: The Definition of History Results: noun; 1. the study of past events, particularly in human affairs. 2. the whole series of past events connected […]