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Each year, Cascade Community Foundation identifies important, and often avoided topics that may be sensitive. Through an online video channel featuring groundbreaking interviews with individuals like you, the Q&A Livestream sparks dialogue and connects people to resources. Funded through philanthropy, and made available on YouTube videos, the Q&A Livestream is 100% impact.
Every episode and topic features one unique and valuable element. Connection to resources on our online video channel. Whether you're curious about how to introduce your child to diversity and culture, want to create an action plan for a mental illness, require a sound fiscal strategy for involving your family in household finances... the Q&A Livestream is a bridge to resources, made possible through philanthropy using YouTube videos.
Simple. You. Serving Ada, Cascade and Forest Hills Michigan, the Cascade Community Foundation created the Q&A Livestream to better serve our community through an online video channel and YouTube videos. But, this resource doesn't stop there. Sister communities across America can benefit from the resources provided, and are encouraged to mimic the practices of the Q&A to generate impact by connecting philanthropy to causes and critical topics.
All of their life, they had sports. The physical exertion. The camaraderie of teammates. The adrenaline rush of competing. Then, it's stripped away and for the first time ever, student-athletes must confront 'a lurking demon', no longer muted.
Cascade Community Foundation invites you to an exclusive one-on-one interview with Steve & Jill Miskelley, whose son Ian - a division one athlete - was lost to suicide while attending U of M this past fall.
Registration is now open for this important episode regarding mental health. Join FOX17's Deanna Falzone as we go inside Cascade Trails - a senior living community with unique challenges during the pandemic. Discover creative efforts to thwart the impact isolation has on the mind of elderly residents, and learn from experts how mental health can uniquely impact senior citizens.
Val Lego returns to talk with the hosts of the Faith & Mental Health Podcast along with be nice® Faith founder Christy Buck about critical tools lacking among local clergy, and how they hope to enhance the role of your pastor when it comes to discussing mental health. Additional guests include Hope Network's executive director of pastoral services Bruce Vaandrager and licensed social worker Kelsey Newsome, co-hosts of the new podcast.
WZZM’s Val Lego sits down with Kim Bode, who shares for the first time her lifelong battle against anxiety, loneliness, and a unique diagnosis called Imposter Syndrome. Discover her unrelenting mission to shed the stigma. Then, immediately following the Q&A, join Cascade Community Foundation's Justin Swan and be nice® founder Christy Buck from the Mental Health Foundation for insight and action steps for identifying changes in mental health in yourself or someone you know, and what to do next.
WoodTV's Casey Jones sits down with two Amway colleagues who together defied a tragic outcome. Listen to their powerful story, told publicly for the first time. Resources: Cascade Community Foundation's Justin Swan sits down with Christy Buck of the Mental Health Foundation, to help viewers experiencing changes in mental behavior in themselves or someone they know, using the be nice® action plan.
Are you looking for ways to expose your children to culture and diversity?
Join Justin Swan from Cascade Community Foundation and Leigh Verburg from Kent District Library for an introduction to innovative children's books that can help. A follow-up to the widely popular Race In The Suburbs, this discussion is a resource engineered specifically for suburban families and caretakers in predominantly white areas who wish to expose children to other cultures at an early age.
The Q&A Livestream's inaugural episode, Race In The Suburbs elevates the question Do you know what it's like to be a person of color living in the predominant white suburbs?
Through an anonymous question portal, residents ask peer panelists, a bevy of questions to help them better understand this answer. The episode features Omar Hall, Ken James and Abbey Fowler, each with a unique perspective on diversity and culture in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
As new episodes premiere, we'll make sure you're notified about how to register. All episodes are free, and your contact information is never shared. NOTE: emails will originate from CascadeCommunityFoundation.com or QAlivestream.org.