Cultural Awareness Coalition

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Cultural Awareness Coalition – An initiative of the Midland Area Community Foundation

To be culturally aware is to be conscious of and to directly know, perceive, feel, and be cognizant of the total way of life of particular groups of people including everything that a group of people thinks, says, does and makes, its systems, attitudes and feelings.

Supported by Midland Area Community Foundation the endeavors of the coalition, open doors to understanding and helps to create an inclusive environment in Midland County where everyone is accepted, included, and feels a sense of belonging.

Interested in becoming a member? Email us at info@midlandfoundation.org

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Our Vision

Midland: An inclusive community.

 

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.

Our Mission

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

 

Contact the Coalition

The Cultural Awareness Coalition is actively working to promote a community where ALL people have the opportunity to thrive. If you wish to join this group or want to share ideas or comments, please call 989-839-9661 or email info@midlandfoundation.org.

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 Coalition Our Mission: To promote, encourage, share and sustain cultural awareness throughout Midland.
Exploring Our Future Ensuring Midland remains a strong, vibrant, welcoming community well into the future
Midland Area Youth Action Council Providing grantmaking and other philanthropic opportunities to area youth
Midland Believes Midland Believes is a different kind of scholarship targeting economically disadvantaged and first-generation college-going students i.e. none of the parents/guardians have earned a college degree
Midland County Career and College Access Network (CCAN) Working to provide everyone in Midland County access to postsecondary education
Public Arts Midland Public Arts Midland is a space to help people create connections through public art.
Ready For School The goal of this initiative is for every child in Midland County to receive at least one year of high-quality preschool prior to kindergarten.
River Days The free family event culminates with a spectacular fireworks show
Santa House Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving. He arrives at the Tridge, makes his way up Ashman St. and helps our community light the Courthouse for the Holidays. Then he makes his way over to the Santa House where he brings joy to the community throughout the Christmas season.
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