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.
Myrna Austin (left), Early Childhood Connections family coach, Susan Clark (middle), Early Childhood Services director for the Calhoun Intermediate School District, and Erika Burkhardt (right), ECC assistant superintendent, look on as kids play at Mill Race Park in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Kellogg Community College’s Center for Diversity and Innovation Executive Director Jorge Zeballos discusses the center’s Coaching for Community Transformation program with Jackie Hallahan, a KCC staff member.
Keondra Owens with her children (left to right) Precious, 4, Paris, 6, and Keon’tre, 8, at their home in Battle Creek, Michigan. Precious enrolled in preschool at Harvest Learning Center this past year.