2010-05-13 Holland Sentinel "Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance gets $180K grant"


Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance gets $180K grant
The Holland Sentinel

The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance received a $180,000 Racial Equity Work grant, part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s new five-year, $75 million initiative to promote racial healing and eliminating opportunity barriers.

LEDA will use the grant to help expand several programs, including the Institutes for Racial Healing, Calling All Colors, a migrant children’s program and Building One America, to fight neighborhood segregation.

“I think that a critical issue that we have to face as a community and a region is segregated housing patterns,” director Gail Harrison said, noting Holland is on the cusp of falling into the same segregated housing patterns of Flint and Benton Harbor, she said.