Cultural Awareness Coalition

Why We Exist

Our Vision: Midland, an inclusive community
Our Mission: To promote, encourage, share and sustain cultural awareness throughout Midland.

Members of the Cultural Awareness Coalition guide and ground our work for the community in these core values: inclusion, respect, empathy, authenticity, honesty, curiosity, openness, justice, and knowledge. By recognizing and respecting differences, giving value and voice to those that have been marginalized and acting against discrimination and injustice.

 

Contact the Coalition

The Cultural Awareness Coalition is actively working to promote a community where ALL people have the opportunity to thrive. 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.

If you wish to join this group or want to share ideas or comments, please call 989-839-9661 or email info@midlandfoundation.org.

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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
Impact Investing Through impact investing, we can deploy capital locally instead of making investments in more typical capital markets, where the dollars flow all over the world. When communities need more resources, many community foundations are seeking ways to have their endowment fund investments put to work to accomplish their mission and financial target goals.
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 anti-violence amongst youth