Diversity resources

89 Racial Equity Resources for Healthcare, Education, and Communities: 
 Description: "The healthcare and education systems in America typically provide inequitable solutions for poor communities and people of color. This simple resource list contains data, scholarly articles, resources specific to the healthcare field and resources for higher education."
American Association for Affirmative Action
Description: The association of professionals managing affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity and other human resource programs. 

Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
Description: An organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry in all forms.

Applied Research Center
Description: "A public policy, educational and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change."

Asian American LEAD
Description: Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) seeks to promote the well-being of Asian American youth and families through education, leadership development, and community-building. AALEAD focuses on the Vietnamese, Amerasian, and Chinese immigrant and refugee communities in Washington, DC and in the Glenmont, Silver Spring and Wheaton areas of Montgomery County, Maryland. 

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC)
Description: The APALRC's mission is to advance the legal and civil rights of Asian Americans in the Washington metropolitan community through activities in two core program areas: Direct Legal Services and Advocacy. 

Asian Women's Self Help Association 
Asian Women's Self Help Association (ASHA, Inc.)
Description: The Asian Women's Self Help Association (ASHA, Inc.) is an organization based in the Washington, DC area dedicated to providing culturally specific, multilingual support and referral services to women of South Asian descent. 

Black Mom's Club
Description: A social networking community for Black Moms, WAHM, and Momprenuers to connect with friends, talk, blog, share photos, get advice, and so much more.

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE)
Description: One of three National Research and Development Centers funded through the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students. 

Equity Assistance Centers (EAC)(formerly Desegregation Assistance Centers)
Description: The ten Equity Assistance Centers are funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They provide assistance in the areas of Race, Gender, and National Origin equity to public schools to promote equal educational opportunities. 

Guide to Help African-American Parents Improve Their Children's Education
The Education Trust
Description: To access this guide, click on the above and go to Publications for Parents. This guide gives African-American parents the necessary tools needed to advocate and improve their child’s education. 

Harvard Civil Rights Project
Harvard University
Description: A project that produces original research on civil rights and equal opportunity policies to inform the design and implementation of those policies. 

Latino Achievement in America
The Education Trust
Description: To access this document, you must click on Education Watch State and National Data. This brief two-pager and PowerPoint documents the current status of Latino Achievement in America, High-Performing Schools, and ways communities can help close the achievement gap. 
LGBTQ Resources

Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association
Description: MVMA’s mission is to serve, support, and advance the Vietnamese American community. 

National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
Description: "A member, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the educational accomplishments of African American youth through the development and deployment of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement." 

National Association for Multicultural Education
Description: A national membership organization consisting of individuals and groups -- from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and diverse educational institutions -- who have an interest in multicultural education.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Description: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. 

National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities
Description: The National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities (NAEAACLD) was founded in 1999 for the purpose of increasing awareness and promoting an understanding of the specific issues facing African American children. The organization’s mission is to link information and resources provided by an established network of individuals and organizations experienced in minority research and special education with parents, educators, and others responsible for providing a quality education for all students. 

National Education Association (NEA)
Description: "America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education." 

National Urban League
Description: "The nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Its mission is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power and civil rights." 

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education

Organization of Chinese Americans
Description: The OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. 

Project Equality
Description: "A national program with over 35 years of experience in working to change employment practices by utilizing the purchasing power of its members to encourage and motivate suppliers of goods and services to take affirmative employment actions."

Publications and Fact Sheets on Health Issues for African Americans
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Description: Links to articles on health issues affecting African American families.

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Description: "A non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to improving the education of African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans."

Southern Poverty Law Center
Description: "A non-profit organization that combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation."

Teaching For Change
(formerly Network of Educators on the Americas - NECA)
Description: A Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization that promotes social and economic justice through public education. 

The Black Family Network
Career Communications Group, Inc (CCG)
Description: Career Communications Group, Inc (CCG) was founded over 20 years ago with a unique mission: To promote significant minority achievement in engineering, science and technology. One of its goals is to promote opportunities for the Black Community to take a leadership role in developing and teaching its children and professionals about the work of technology.

The Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC)
Description: The Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC) is a human service organization whose mission is to assist and empower Asian Americans and new immigrants to become well-adjusted and fully contributing members of the United States through social services, education, advocacy, and development of resources.

Urban Institute
Description: A nonprofit policy research organization whose goals are to "sharpen thinking about society's problems and efforts to solve them, improve government decisions and their implementation, and increase citizens' awareness about important public choices."