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Poverty Presentation Report

Andrew Alm The film clip we showed talks about a line that many families struggle to keep themselves above. This line is the poverty line. In Kalamazoo County 17% of households fall below this line. But the poverty line alone does not tell the whole story. To better understand poverty, the United Way developed the ALICE […]

Transportation Report

Rev. Linda MacDonald While public transit is no longer at the center of ISAAC work, the necessity for robust public transportation never lets up. Whether your issue is job creation, addressing poverty, ending racism’s terrible hold on the hearts and minds of you and your neighbors, access to public transit will create significant long term good for everyone in […]

Issues Convention Oct 1, 2015 Recap

Racism, early childhood education, and youth violence prevention are the three issues chosen Thursday evening for the 24 congregations and organizations in ISAAC to work on together for the next two years. After six issue presentations, including also housing, poverty and jobs, the 150 people present voted for the one issue most compelling to them […]

ISAAC Newsletter September 2015

2015 Issues Convention Be part of the fun and lively democratic process to choose which three of these local justice issues ISAAC congregations and organizations will work on together for the next two years! Come to the ISAAC Issues Convention on Thursday, October 1st @ 7:00pm Tabernacle COGIC 3210 Virginia Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49004 (off […]

Racial Healing & Action Service – Sep 2, 2015 Recap

The community-wide Racial Healing and Action Service sponsored by ISAAC on September 2 filled Second Baptist Church with people from a wide array of congregations and ethnicities. They gathered to listen, reflect, acknowledge, heal, stand and act, in response to the long list of racist killings across the United States. The crowd enthusiastically stood in […]

2015 Issues Convention

Be part of the fun and lively democratic process to choose which three of these local justice issues ISAAC congregations and organizations will work on together for the next two years! Come to the ISAAC Issues Convention on Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 pm at Tabernacle COGIC 3210 Virginia Ave (off Mt. Olivet or Mosel) […]

Racial Healing Service – September 2, 2015

A community-wide Racial Healing Service sponsored by ISAAC is taking place on Wednesday, September 2 at at 6:30pm at Second Baptist Church, 609 N. Rose St. in downtown Kalamazoo. The night of inspirational words, music, prayer, and action is designed to help people of all faiths and ethnicities listen, reflect, acknowledge, heal, stand and act. […]