Engage local African American donors in building capacity to attract donors to collectively pool resources toward strengthening Black families, through targeted giving models and grants to community-based organizations
Engage donors across Latino communities around the importance of improving access to educational, health and parent support services, by using a web-based platform to raise funds for U.S.-based Latino organizations
Engage families and parents in academic improvement efforts by teaching storytelling techniques and providing tools and practices that increase their leadership in efforts to address academic disparities
“We’re giving individuals the tools they need to get into a career and then we’re engaging them into the mainframe of the community,” said Roberto Torres, executive director of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Program Director Peggy Vander Meulen discusses racial equity programming with Project Coordinator Denise Evans (left) and Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (right) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (left) interacts with Keturah Bell and her son Elijah at a Strong Beginnings support group meeting for breastfeeding families in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
LINC UP’s Darel Ross attends the organization’s community food truck event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The monthly event provides access to fresh foods for more than 250 disadvantaged families in the city.