Anti-Racism Task Force Update

Examining Racial Disparities in Employment: Critical Cultural Competency A workshop for Employers and Human Resource Directors The Anti-Racism Task Force is asking local employers to save May 25! Thursday, May 25, 9:00am – 4:30pm Location in Kalamazoo, to be announced An additional date, probably on a Saturday, is also being explored, so that employers have […]

ISAAC News – YOU are needed on October 6!

Your Presence Matters October 6! YOU are needed on October 6! The more people present, the greater our progress on creating an equitable community! “This will be a joyful gathering,” said Elder Doug King, Pastor of Grace Covenant Ministries and President of ISAAC.  “We expect hundreds of people who share our faith values of fairness, equity, opportunity and loving […]

ISAAC is Mobilizing Youth!

“ISAAC is a respectable, responsible, caring group of people who help to lead Kalamazoo in the right direction! They have also helped me get onto the road of success!” –Travontae McFerrin-Brown, 2016 Phoenix High School Graduate and KVCC student In a 2015 community listening campaign, residents shared concerns for the lives and futures of our […]

“Toxic Stress” in Young Children

Doug Davies’ contribution to work with young children is featured in the most recent “Infant Crier”, the newsletter of the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health. “This special edition about Doug is exactly the message we are spreading throughout the community. It’s no accident that he found a way to collaborate with us and support […]

Getting ready for the Public Meeting!

Our task forces and their subcommittees have spent many hours discerning what policies and practices, based on our shared faith values, to advocate at the October 6 Public Meeting. Huge thanks to all the task force members who have given their time to this process all year, and to all the community leaders who have […]

President’s Message

In my Christian tradition scripture says Romans 12:4-6 – For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each […]