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ISAAC Banquet Photos!

Huge thanks to everyone who made the May 6, 2017 Banquet such a success—by being there yourself or donating tickets for others, by encouraging your congregation or organization to come, by donating or bidding on silent auction items, by speaking on stage or working behind the scenes, by ushering or working at the VIP or […]

ISAAC is now registered with AmazonSmile!

Do you make purchases on If so, you can purchase items while giving to ISAAC! There is no additional cost to you! How: AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile […]

“The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills”

Whether you hear Dr. David Ansell speak on June 6 or not, you’ll want to hear this interview with him by Earlene McMichael on WMUK: WSW: Inequality in America Kills, Expert Says Never once did one of Dr. David Ansell’s patients receive a transplant in his 27 years at one public Chicago hospital, yet patients […]

Youth Violence Prevention News: Future Leaders for Peace June 17

Congratulations to the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force Co-Chair Venessa Collins-Smith for her Leader of the Year award!  Venessa was honored at the ISAAC Banquet on May 6.  We thank Venessa for her leadership and creativity in developing the Future Leaders for Peace curriculum.  Our Future Leaders for Peace (FLFP) also presented at the Banquet, […]

Anti-Racism News: Health Equity Workshop July 29

The Anti-Racism Task Force continues the work of becoming an antiracist community by offering a 1-day Health Equity Workshop on July 29th from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  The health disparities in Kalamazoo County affect birth outcomes, life expectancy, disease and illness that parallels what is happening across the United States.  Join both health care providers and […]

Early Childhood & Education News

Help us support Cradle Kalamazoo and reduce infant mortality in our County! Connect expectant mothers and families to community resources through 269-888-KIDS (5437) Help keep all babies safe by sharing safe sleep practices with parents, children, caregivers, and friends (see Host a Safe Sleep Presentation with Cradle Kalamazoo For more information, contact Whitney at […]

To Amy Peterson, the Above and Beyond Award!

For designing every year’s ISAAC banquet book since 2006, And usually the poster and flyers as well, For taking photos at every ISAAC event since 2005 And making wonderful slide shows of them for the banquets, For organizing all of us on the Leadership Board To know what to say to potential banquet sponsors, For […]