Brenda Hunt, CEO of the Battle Creek Community Foundation, is also a BC Vision steering committee member and tells WBCK efforts are underway to appeal to members of the community to join their efforts.

"Many of our positions are basically Caucasian, so, we want to make sure...we have diversity in race and gender, but in addition this process is moving toward the community movement," Hunt said.

With respect to progress, Hunt said BC Vision is making measurable progress in education, for example, with the NYU plan of action study currently underway and a college and career readiness study.

She also points to the recently completed Opportunity Fairs, which sought to prepare some residents to find work by readying them for a job fair setting. She also cites an overall "community movement" part which is in greater effect now.

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