Phone: (269) 986-0797 Kathy or (269) 251-0065 Maria

(Pictured Left to right: Andrew Tyus, Kathy Szenda Wilson, Maria Drawhorn, Lyssa Howley)

BC Pulse is a community resource supporting systems change through collective learning and action. When the service delivery system meant to provide support for families in our community is coordinated, aligned, accessible and responsive we will ensure that we’re doing everything possible to ensure that every child has equal opportunity to experience quality early learning, health, economic security, safety and nurturing care.

On December 18, 2012, BC Pulse welcomed 105 Battle Creek residents, services providers and leaders to participate in a community visioning session. Participants included residents from different neighborhoods; leaders from city government, school districts, the faith-based community and non profit organizations; elected officials, and direct service providers from the fields of health and economic security; as well as teachers, principals, and child care providers from the field of education. 

Collectively, we scratched the surface of what it will take for us to achieve our shared vision of a community where every child, prenatal through third grade, in Battle Creek is thriving because they have equal opportunity to experience supportive early learning, economic security, health and safety. 

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Kathy Szenda Wilson is Co-Executive Director of BC Pulse.  Kathy came to BC Pulse with 17 years of experience in philanthropy.

Kathy’s career began with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation where she supported national grantees by providing communications strategy and planning.  While there she led staff efforts towards inclusion through the development of an internal committee that focused on issues of equity and personal transformation. 

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Maria Ortiz Borden is Co-Executive Director of BC Pulse.

Maria has over 17 years of experience working in the non-profit sector in the areas of fund development and program management.  She led efforts to build organizational sustainability and capacity.  She has extensive experience in developing and managing programming focused on meeting the needs of children and families.

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