Promote community comprehensive development in Pantelho, Chiapas, Mexico, by advancing on food, environmental and economic security, though the implementation of horizontal exchanges and bridging of endogenous projects and other public and private initiatives
Support comprehensive strategies for food systems with families from the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, by developing their productive skills and incorporating new practices to improve their crops in order to establish conditions for local articulation, exchange and commercial networks
Strengthen local food systems in the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, by developing a collaborative initiative to promote processes of inter-community social linking towards the reinforcement of food security and nutrition
“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.