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Meet our ISAAC Community Engagement Coordinator

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

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!

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 […]

A Justice/Unity Blessing Given by ISAAC Clergy & Leaders at the Women’s March Kalamazoo

A special thank you to Rev. Mason (Unity of Kalamazoo), Juliana (El Concilio), Rabbi Schicker (Temple B’nai Israel), Mariam (UUCC), Pastor Jess (Wesley Foundation) and Deacon Sandra (Westwood UMC) for leading a beautiful and powerful Unity Blessing at the Women’s March Kalamazoo 2020 on January 18. Speaker 1 – Rev. Mason Dear Creator, who we know by many names. Life Giver, Pain-Bearer, Love Maker. Blessed are You. […]

Anti-Racism Task Force

The National Day of Racial Healing celebration on January 21st highlighted a key principle of the Anti-Racism Task Force—that we must address racism as we seek to right the disparities and injustices of any sector of community life.  This insight drives the Task Force’s focus on racial healing. The January 21st event celebrated the accomplishments of the […]

Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

We had a special guest at our January 28 meeting, Rev. Rachel Lonberg, who serves as the Faith Sector representative on the Foundation for Excellence (FFE) board. Rev. Rachel asked the task force for our input on ways that the FFE can support our work and other aspirational projects throughout the city in 2021. She shared with us […]

Housing Task Force

Our Housing Task Force keeps growing!  And the expertise among our task force members is quite amazing.  Members with a deep desire to end homelessness now include professionals from The Ark, CARES, Housing Resources Inc., City of Kalamazoo Dept. of Community Planning & Economic Development, Kalamazoo City Commission, Kalamazoo County Public Housing Commission, Kalamazoo Township […]

Vote March 10 – Metro Bus Services

Sunday Buses and Late Night Buses are one of our ISAAC accomplishments!  Our Transportation Task Force worked very hard in 2014-15, in close partnership with Metro, to shape and promote that very successful millage.  But now it’s expiring. Please use this “Know the Facts” to spread the word that our votes are needed on March 10 to continue […]

Even More Endowment Gifts!

Our generous Endowment Fund donors keep on giving! This is truly awesome! We have not only reached the $50,000 needed to become a fully established endowment fund that will provide interest income for ISAAC way into the future, and we have not only reached the $57,175 that we celebrated at the January Leadership Board meeting […]

A Huge Thank You to our Endowment Donors!

our goal of $50,000  total raised $57,175!  We went past our goal! Way past! So many awesome donors contributed to the ISAAC Endowment at the end of the year that we exceeded our goal of $50,000 and raised $57,175! December donations alone totaled $12,545! Hallelujah! This means that we will now have a “fully established” […]

Women’s March Kalamazoo

Dear ISAAC Family, we are excited for “Women’s March Kalamazoo” on January 18th. ISAAC Clergy/Leaders will be giving the opening blessing. YWCA Kalamazoo will be hosting this powerful and impactful event on January 18, 2020, The mission of Women’s March is to harness the power of diverse women in our community to create transformative social change. This women-led movement is […]