Cultural Awareness

Cultural Awareness Coalition

Our Mission

To promote, encourage, share and sustain cultural awareness throughout Midland.

What can we learn from other cultures, ethnicities and points of view? How do we embrace the diversity in the world?

The answers to these questions lie within the cultural diversity of our own community and is demonstrated through the Cultural Awareness Committee.

Business Plan

The Cultural Awareness Committee has formulated a “business plan” based on the surveys and the Forum with three main thrusts:

Develop an effective network among the Midland area community groups involved with cultural awareness. This would feature communications, periodic forums and public relations.

Move forward on top priority community projects. Enhancing cultural awareness among school children was identified by the Forum as the highest priority. Additionally, the Committee will continue to support the Diversity Walk and MCTV programs.

Provide grants and other funding in support of selected community projects.

Midland has a unique opportunity with its strong local diversity. By improving our awareness of the different cultural groups here, we will be able to better understand our increasingly complex world.

Contact the Coalition

The Cultural Awareness Coalition is actively working to make this happen. If you wish to join this group or want to share ideas or comments, please call 989-839-9661.

Initiatives

2020 Census Hub Established to ensure our region gets an accurate count in the upcoming 2020 census
Access to Recreation Allowing everyone the opportunity to get out and explore
Cultural Awareness Celebrating diversity and diverse points of view
Exploring Our Future Ensuring Midland remains a strong, vibrant, welcoming community well into the future
Midland County Career and College Access Network (CCAN) Working to provide everyone in Midland County access to postsecondary education
Midland County Youth Action Council (MCYAC) Providing grantmaking and other philanthropic opportunities to area youth
RiverDays The free family event culminates with a spectacular fireworks show
Santa House Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving.
The Big Give A men's Giving Circle impacting nonprofits in Midland County
Violence Prevention Partnership Promoting the safety and well-being of our citizens