Provide a culture of excellence to assess and strengthen core competencies of the board of directors, executive management and front line staff members by supporting capacity building through coaching, board governance structures and staff professional development
Expand the field’s and policymakers’ collective understanding of the extent to which Latino families with children living in federally assisted housing are steered into lower quality housing compared to their peers in other racial/ethnic groups, as well as strategies to eliminate such disparities
Provide funds to support a charitable event, a plenary session and keynote breakout workshops at the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Joint Convention, focusing on issues related to the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation enterprise
“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.