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Almost at our goal!

THANK YOU to everyone who has generously responded to our call to step up our work together to build a more just community. We have almost reached our goal of $15,000!

Bus Routes at Risk!

[su_list icon=”icon: check” icon_color=”#9602ca”] Three major bus routes are at risk because Oshtemo, Pavilion and Texas Townships recently voted to partially or totally “opt out” of the new urban transit district: 9th St. to KVCC (Texas Township) N Ave to the large mobile home park east of Sprinkle (Pavilion Township) West Main St. to the […]

New Executive Director – Charlae Davis, Ph.D.

We are delighted to welcome our new ISAAC Executive Director, Dr. Charlae Davis. Charlae was born and raised in Kalamazoo, the child of KPS educators Vern and Auga Davis. She grew up in Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, where ISAAC President Elder Doug King was her youth pastor, and where her family is still […]

Public Transportation Community Focus Group

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 1:00 pm—2:30 pm @Metro Transit Office 530 N. Rose Street, Kalamazoo Your ideas needed! Share ideas and learn about Metro Transit & Metro County Connect. Light refreshments served. RSVP to Joan at [email protected] If you have questions please call (269) 337-8446. Sponsored by:

ISAAC Public Meeting 2014

ISAAC gets support for Youth PROMISE Act, Equal Opportunity K-12 Funding, Very Early Childhood Focus, and Sunday Buses All 450 people at the ISAAC Public Meeting on 10/9/14, rose to their feet in an instant when middle school student and Freedom School Scholar Jumica Golliday recited the poem he wrote and said, “Stand up and […]

Building a more just community! 2014 Public Meeting – October 9

“People are hungry for ways to end youth violence, to give disadvantaged children a fair start, and to get transit on Sundays,” says Rev. Doug King, pastor of Grace Covenant Ministries and President of ISAAC. “ISAAC is advocating four policy changes to address these issues. On October 9, public officials and candidates in the Nov. […]

Youth PROMISE Act – Add your voice!

This is an easy but powerful way to help change the dynamics that lead to youth violence! It’s a national effort that ISAAC has joined, which would make a huge difference for us locally. Please do your part!

ISAAC Banquet Awards 2014

ISAAC honors Kalamazoo Public Schools, County Board of Commissioners, Friends of Transit & Rev. Rick Tyson THANK YOU to everyone who came to the ISAAC 2014 Banquet! It was a joyful celebration of the past year’s accomplishments, with lots of inspiration for the work to come, from award-winning keynote presenter Elise Bryant and singer and […]

2014 Banquet – Love Will Guide Us

“Love Will Guide Us” is the theme of the ISAAC 2014 Banquet. Please put the date on your calendar: Saturday, March 29, 5:00 seating and 5:30 program, at the WMU Bernhard Center ballrooms. The keynote speaker is an inspiring educator, Ms. Elise Bryant, who’s known in the DC area for her ability to bring people […]

What has ISAAC accomplished lately?

TRANSIT Until this fall, there was no bus service to Pavilion Estates, a large mobile home park east of Sprinkle Road. But with the help of Friends of Transit (founded by ISAAC & Disability Network Southwest Michigan), residents there gathered signatures and spoke to the Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority and Metro Transit. The residents of Pavilion Estates have had a shuttle to the closest bus ever since, and they are about to get regular bus service!

ISAAC Welcomes Two New Staff Members

ISAAC welcomes two new staff members, Johnnie Berry, Community Organizer for Youth Violence & Drug Prevention initiatives, and Vanessa Miller, Community Organizer for Education & Early Childhood initiatives. Both are from the Kalamazoo area and have strong experience locally, working for a more just community. Come meet them March 29 at the ISAAC Banquet!