Why the ISAAC Endowment? Denise’s Story

When I was a high school junior, my friends and I did what we could in a small Indiana city to support Cesar Chavez and the boycott of grapes and Gallo wine.  We picketed the liquor store owned by the local head of the Democratic Party, demanding that it stop selling Gallo wine.  We went […]

President’s & Executive Director’s Message

Join Us! You, Yes You! We would like to personally invite you to JOIN US and our El Concilio Family for: Nuestras Raices: Family, Culture, & Community: El Concilio’s 1st Annual Fundraising Gala Friday, September 28, 2018 6:30pm-10pm Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Cost for you an ISAAC member: $55 Many do not know the half of ALL […]

Everyone is needed on October 25th!

Public leaders who are willing to build a more just community need inspiration and support from our faith communities!  That’s what our Public Meeting is all about.  We need large numbers of people from our ISAAC congregations and organizations to be there on October 25.  Plan to bring everyone you can!  Come show our public […]

Anti-Racism Task Force will advocate for…

At the Public Meeting on October 25, the Anti-Racism Task Force will advocate for one “internal ask” and one “external ask.” The internal ask is for Clergy from ISAAC member congregations and organizations to commit to having clergy, leaders, congregants and members participate in an ISAAC Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Healing Circle. The […]

Anti-Poverty Task Force will advocate for…

How can we change hiring practices and policies to remove barriers to employment? Most people believe that having a job is a means for people to get out of poverty.  The Anti-Poverty Task Force has learned that people living in poverty experience multiple barriers to obtaining long-term employment. For example, people who experience food insecurity […]

Housing Task Force will advocate for…

How can we meet everyone’s need for a place to call home? Excellent work to increase the supply of affordable housing is being led by the City of Kalamazoo, in collaboration with many partners.  Where does ISAAC fit in?  Our Housing Task Force is most concerned about families with children, and others with very low […]

Why ISAAC Endowment? Dr. Regena’s Story

I am a GEM (“Give Every Month” donor) and I also donate to the ISAAC Endowment Fund. I have been involved with ISAAC for about 12 years. I learned about ISAAC when my children were 2 and 4 years old.  At that time, I was teaching a full load at WMU, coordinating the early childhood […]