The mission of the Pontiac Policy Council (P2C) is to provide education regarding local, state, and federal policy through civic engagement by providing resources and tools to the Pontiac community to advocate for policy change. P2C provides a platform to leverage the resources and collaborative efforts of the community to move Pontiac forward economically, politically, and socially. P2C seeks to establish a coalition of committed community agencies, grassroots organizations, and institutions to engage, educate, and empower the residents of Pontiac.
Pontiac Policy Council strives to be a conduit for political and policy initiatives for progressive change and social justice that leads to equity and equal opportunity. P2C will achieve this by establishing a cohesive, collaborative network that emphasizes political and policy entrepreneurship to usher in sustainable, systemic change in the City of Pontiac utilizing a grassroots, bottom up approach.
- Integrity: Do the right thing regardless of the consequences
- Pursuit of Excellence: Continually strive to exceed the expectations of our community
- Accountability: Take responsibility for individual and collective actions
- Collaboration: Work with others to achieve collective and individual goals
- Passion: We are inspired to make a lasting impact that future generations can build upon
- Civic Engagement
- Promotion of inclusive governance and political awareness
- Family enrichment through arts, health, education, and sports
Executive Director of Pontiac Policy Council (P2C)
Senior Project Manager
Community Profile Resources & Events
Voting + 1 (Voting is just the first step...we have to continue our journey for complete access and opportunity to the American Dream for Communities of Color).
10 Things You Can Do To Get Involved:
- Register to Vote
- Vote in the August and November elections
- Encourage people to file an absentee ballot to ensure they vote in August and November
- Use social media to make your circle aware of the policy issues that impact your life (i.e. the library millage
- Take two people with you to the polls
- Send out a text blast to your circle on voting day to remind them to vote
- Have political conversations with your family, friends, neighbors
- Join an engaged group such as Pontiac Policy Council or Mothering Justice
- Start a community group with the purpose of creating positive change in policy (i.e. Block Club, Neighborhood Watch, Parent’s Group)
- Provide feedback and input to entities who are politically engaged and active – Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Mothering Justice and Black Women Roundtable
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Pontiac Policy Council along with Mothering Justice and Black Women Roundtable were ecstatic and excited to be able to bring the movie Step to more than 70 women and children on Friday, August 11th at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak, MI. We at indebted to the producers of the movie for giving us almost 50 free tickets and to the staff of Emagine Theater for making the event a fun and inspiring event for all of us.
Step is a movie that follows the lives of young, Black girls from an all girls Baltimore academy as they use step to help navigate their everyday lives and move towards graduation. It was an inspiring movie that reminds us all of the power of perseverance and the belief in yourself. For the adults, it was a reminder to continue to work hard to ensure that all of our youth have access to opportunities and resources so that they can achieve their dreams and aspirations. Also, it was an encouraging message that mentors and adults CAN make a positive difference in young peoples' lives.
Pontiac Policy Council continues to be invested in the lives of Pontiac families through a platform that centers on civic engagement, access to resources, and economic self-determination. We look forward to future events and opportunities to collaborate with like-minded organizations and individuals.
Mother in Justice 2016
Election Day 2016