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Early Childhood & Education Task Force Update

At the ISAAC Banquet, Pastor Strickland issued a Call to Action from our Early Childhood & Education Task Force to help build community awareness about childhood trauma and to learn how we can reduce the impact of toxic stress and build resilience in our children and our community.

Anti-Racism Task Force News

As the ISAAC Public Meeting gets closer, it is time for our task force to select our first issue. Over the past several months our focus has been on understanding how racism plays out in our community and what different organizations are doing to address it.


We would like to sincerely thank Dr. J. Louis Felton for his historical, powerful and stirring keynote! Dr. Felton, we in Kalamazoo County are committed to being servant leaders in this fight for justice! The morning following the banquet, Dr. Felton and First Lady Felton verbally sowed into our lives over breakfast as we continued […]

DVD of the Banquet Available

Did you have to miss the Banquet on June 30? Or were you there and wish you could hear Dr. Felton’s talk again? Or would you love to share the whole event with others? Then order the DVD of the Banquet! Call the ISAAC office, 269-341-4213 , or email [email protected] to order your copy. The […]

2016 Banquet “Let Justice Roll Like a River” Tickets

Monday, June 20 is the last day to get your ISAAC Banquet Tickets for $40 each, or $35 each at a table of 8. And it’s the last day to order your tickets online! After June 20, tickets cost $50 each, or $45 each at a table of 8, and you need to call the […]

President’s Message – May 2016

I’ve been involved in ISAAC for a number of years and our name wasn’t very well known when I first started but that’s certainly not the case now. The ISAAC name is now being spoken in many areas of the community. Now when you say you’re from ISAAC, people respond affirmatively and say that they’ve […]

Join the KPS Food Drive on May 14th

Kalamazoo Public Schools is holding a food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Workers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive, and ISAAC is co-sponsoring. KPS will have school bus collection sites at: [su_list icon=”icon: check” icon_color=”#9602ca”] Harding’s Market, 5161 W. Main St. Park Street Market, 512 […]

Painting for Justice!

What a successful fundraiser! Paint, food, fellowship and fun for all ages! ISAAC would like to send a special thank you to the Miller family, Bell family and Fitzmaurice family for all their help with our Paint and Cheese Fundraiser! Thank you to Vanessa Miller (Community Organizer) for this wonderful fundraising idea, for organizing the […]

Youth Violence Prevention News

Great news! “Group Violence Intervention” (“Ceasefire”) has the funding needed for implementation! The Kalamazoo Community Foundation has given Public Safety a grant for training and assistance from John Jay University’s David M. Kennedy (author of “Don’t Shoot” whom we brought to town as ISAAC Banquet speaker in 2012), and the Kalamazoo City Commission has voted […]

Early Childhood & Education News

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Regena Nelson will be our new co-chair of the EC&E Task Force. Regena is a member of ISAAC congregation Unitarian Universalist Community Church and is Chair of WMU Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies. Last month, we celebrated LaShana Jones’ graduation from WMU’s master’s program in social […]