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Affordable Housing Update

Our workshop on “Healing Through Exploring Local History of Segregation & Racism” was so effective, that the ISAAC Housing Task Force and TRHT (Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation) are planning on repeating it! We’re looking for an evening date for municipal leaders who were not at the February workshop, especially officials from Portage, Texas, Oshtemo, […]

Welcome to Two New ISAAC Leaders

A very warm welcome to the new NAACP President Wendy Fields and the new Lutheran Church of the Savior Pastor Nikki Smith! We are very pleased to have each of you leading parts of our ISAAC family! We look forward to the insights you’ll bring to our work together, building the Beloved Community. Thank you […]

Great Endowment Growth!

We are well on our way to reaching our $50,000 goal to create an Endowment Fund for ISAAC! Huge thanks to all our awesome donors. As soon as we reach $50,000, ISAAC will begin to receive annual interest income! If you can help—with any size gift—just put “ISAAC Endowment Fund” in the memo space of […]

President & Executive Director’s Message

Dear ISAAC Family, During this time when we are experiencing and witnessing anger, barriers, fear, uncertainty, isolation, oppression, disparity, segregation, trauma, hatred, exhaustion, bigotry, mourning, silencing, loss of hope and violence, “May we lift up our eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh our help. Our help cometh from the LORD.” – Psalm 121:1-2 May our anger be productive and never destructive. […]

Banquet on May 18 – Shared Tables!

“Yes, our ‘Table of 8’ would be happy to sit at two neighboring tables that we share with another congregation or organization, to help build the ‘Beloved Community.’” This is a new choice you have when you buy your Banquet tickets!  Whether you purchase your tickets online or get them in your own congregation or organization, […]

Food Assistance is at Risk

The Anti-Poverty Task Force is committed to working with state and federal legislators to continue to provide much needed benefits, such as food assistance, to low-income people as they become self-sufficient so they will no longer need benefits. Thus we need to maintain the current level of assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]

Healing Through Exploring Local History of Segregation & Racism Workshop

The history was very painful to hear, but attendees said the workshop that the ISAAC Housing Task Force and TRHT gave on February 28 was powerful and informative. Over eighty people participated, including local municipal officials, clergy, housing agency leaders, housing advocates, leaders from a variety of congregations and municipalities, and the very impressive number […]