Cross Cultural Understanding and Exchange
Branch County Community Foundation partners with organizations and individuals who have a desire to work together to create strong, prosperous communities. One of our partners in promoting cross-cultural understanding and exchange, in our diverse community, is the Arab American Society of Coldwater (AASC). Since 2011, the Community Foundation and the Arab American Society of Coldwater have collaborated on several multi-cultural celebrations. These events have focused on promoting understanding between the Yemini/Arab and non-Arab cultures while developing relationships that lead to a better quality of life for all. Past events included cultural dancing, music, and food. The Community Foundation provides consulting services to the AASC, and other emerging or transitioning nonprofits, in the areas of nonprofit management and board governance. As part of our overall objectives for our scholarship program, we also provide direct assistance to first-generation college applicants seeking access to higher education.