What is a Community Quest?


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Our Call to Adventure


We are facing a crisis of wealth inequality that threatens the social fabric of our community.  The problem is deepening.

We must commit ourselves to create a  path to wealth through homeownership and property investment within the next three years.

We are asking people to undertake a demanding journey that has no guarantee of success.

The path is unknown, but together we can find the way.  If we succeed, we will create real progress toward alleviating a grave social injustice that has plagued our community for generations.

While we will focus primarily on black homeownership and access to property investments, our work will lift our entire community. Our successful quest will have the lasting effect of creating jobs, increasing all property values, improving housing standards, attracting new families to Battle Creek, and bringing our community together around a shared purpose.

The Battle Creek Community Quest Team

Who are We and What are We Doing


The Battle Creek Community Quest Team is a group of community volunteers from various areas with one goal in mind—solving the ongoing and ever-deepening issue of wealth inequality within the Black Community in Battle Creek. Experts have long seen homeownership as one of the most important pillars to building generational wealth, and they have learned a lot about the consequences of this complex issue. However, while many projects, groups, task forces, and general activities, including significant monetary investments, have been spent on this problem for years, almost nothing is known about how to solve it. The path to solution and sustainability is unclear and requires an entirely different approach—a Quest.

Randall Benson, who wrote the definitive book, “The Quest Effect,” which documents his years of developing and using this complex problem-solving methodology, facilitates the team. This journey of discovery into unknown territory uses emergent-change methods to find the “Holy Grail” and, through a series of experiments, will lead to a breakthrough that can provide a long-term, sustainable solution to this problem. This Quest is the journey that the Battle Creek Quest Team is on.