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A Better Chance, Inc. A Boston, Massachusetts program that places gifted minority high school students in quality college preparatory schools

A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute The Institute coordinates diversity education programs for schools, universities, corporations, community organizations, and law enforcement agencies in an effort to combat prejudice, promote democratic ideals, and strengthen pluralism

Action for a Better Community A Denver-based organization founded in 1992 to campaign for the improvement of living conditions of minorities in Colorado

African American Economic Experience The AAEE generates a greater understanding of the importance of economics and entrepreneurship in providing solutions to social and economic problems in the black community.

Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center A Los Angeles, CA-based center that provides young people with programs that will enhance their educational and personal lives

ALANA - (African, Latino, Asian, Native and American) A Brattleboro, Vt.-based program that brings together communities of color and government institutions by addressing various social issues in a culturally sensitive manner

Alternatives in Medicine: HIGH School Exposure Program A program in Dallas that provides underrepresented minority high school students with access to information about and exposure to minority role models in the health profession

American Indian Science Technology Education Consortium A consortium established in 1994 to create a model for moving American Indian students from elementary school to Ph.D. programs, and to provide resources for tribal colleges

American Institute of Managing Diversity An Atlanta, GA organization that studies the different approaches to achieving diversity

Amistad Research Center A New Orleans-based research institution that collects information on the history of racial and ethnic groups

Anytown The program is an award-winning summer program created by The National Conference for youth and emerging leaders to focus on reducing prejudice and increasing understanding among people of different races and ethnicities

Appreciating Differences Among People and Things Project Appreciating Differences Among People and Things Project in St. Cloud, MN, provides leadership to individuals, organizations and agencies which encourages them to implement programs that promote diversity.

Arizona Opportunities Industrialization Center The Phoenix-based center increases the education and economic opportunities of low-income Phoenix area residents by providing various skills training and education programs

Artists Collective, Inc. A Hartford, CT program that incorporates cultural diversity in dance, theater, music and visual arts

Asian Counseling and Referral Service Asian Counseling and Referral Service provides bilingual and bicultural human services and advocates for these services

Asian Neighborhood Design, Inc. The San Francisco-based organization operates programs that focus on business development, employment training, and housing and community development

ASPIRA A program that motivates Puerto Rican youth to stay in school and offer them career guidance

Atlanta Black/Jewish Coalition The Atlanta Black/Jewish Coalition enhances community awareness and motivates people to build bridges between the Black and Jewish communities.

Beaver Race Initiative Development Group Effort A Beaver Falls, PA program that brings people together to discuss race relations in their communities

Belmont Against Racism Belmont Against Racism, in Belmont, MA, focuses on reducing racism And exclusionary practices through community education.

Bicultural Training Partnership A partnership created to build the capacity and strength of Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations, which assist many new residents to adjust and contribute to life in the United States

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Diversity Initiatives A special effort implemented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to increase diversity among the staff and volunteers

Black and White Boston Coming Together, Inc. A Boston-based organization that brings people of different races together in both professional and social settings

Black History Tours A Dade County, FL-based activity that provides tours of African American historical sites

Black/Jewish Forum of Baltimore, Inc. A Baltimore, MD organization that promotes respect and understanding between the African American and Jewish communities

Bridges Across Racial Polarization A St. Louis, MO organization that sponsors programs to encourage cross-racial relationships

BRIDGES: A School Inter Ethnic Relations Program A Santa Ana, CA program that values racial and ethnic diversity in schools

Bridging Difference, YWCA of Wausau A project coordinated by the YWCA of Wausau to increase awareness and understanding between different cultural and ethnic groups, and to eliminate fear and misunderstanding through workshops, public forums and art

Bridging the Gap Project, Inc. An Atlanta, GA area project designed to improve the quality of life of Georgia's refugee and immigrant communities through crisis intervention, education and youth outreach

Brooklyn Unity Campaign A campaign created to increase communication among Brooklyn's multiethnic citizens and to honor diversity

Buffalo State College Equity and Campus Diversity Mini-Grant Program A Buffalo, NY program that addresses discrimination and harassment issues on a college campus

Building an Intercultural Congregation Building an Intercultural Congregation in Louisville, KY, blends religious teaching with racial and cultural sensitivity for racial reconciliation.

Building Bridges Conference A conference led by graduate students at the University of South Dakota which addresses issues related to Native Americans in higher education

Building Just Communities: Reducing Disparities and Racial Segregation An organization began in 1996 to reverse the growing trend of poverty and racial segregation in the Minneapolis/ St Paul metropolitan area

Camp Friendship Camp Friendship, in Memphis, TN, provides a bicultural learning experience for American and refugee youth while fostering respect for the cultures differences of others.

Campus Climate Plan A program operated by San Jose State University that addresses issues on campus that affect the stability and well-being of the student population

Can't We All Just Get Along? A Lima, OH program that encourages dialogue among individuals so they can explore racism in their daily lives

Career Beginnings A Boston, MA-based program that works with high school students to prepare them for higher education and employment

Casa Heiwa Tenant Council Casa Heiwa Tenant Council, located in the "Little Tokyo" section of Los Angeles designs tenant programs which encourage intercultural understanding, awareness and harmony.

Center for Applied Linguistics: Program in Language and Public Policy A resource center for information on the application of language in public policy issues

Center for Educational Equity An organization created to assist schools and school districts in providing equal access and opportunities for all students, and to provide the latest information regarding effective practices used to improve race relations

Center for Living Democracy The Center publishes information that provides practical lessons and success stories that help lead to cross-cultural collaboration in solving community problems

Center for Racial Justice A faith-based program designed to help solve individual and collective problems related to race within the Tulsa community

Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence A five-year program began in 1996 to conduct research, development and training, which focuses on critical issues relating to the education of minority students and students deemed at-risk by factors of race, poverty and geographic location

Central and South Florida Higher Education Diversity Coalition A Miami, FL area effort to better incorporate diversity programs in participating colleges and universities through interscholastic dialogue and the sharing of best practices

Chicanos Por La Causa The Phoenix-based organization is a community development corporation formed in 1969 by concerned Hispanic citizens to address social issues in their community

Children of the Dream A program that brings Ethiopian Jews living in Israel to Los Angeles high schools in order to build bridges of understanding

Children's Express An organization that reaches out to youth across economic, academic, racial and cultural lines, and assists them in producing a monthly news service through which they can share their opinions

Children's Outreach Center An East Palo Alto, CA center that works with children and mothers to promote self-esteem

Choose One A Lakewood, CO-based program that reduces bias and stereotyping in Colorado

Citizens Project A Colorado Springs, CO project that sponsors programs, events and discussions to engage people in dialogues on diversity and tolerance

Citizens Upholding Racial Equality The Freemont, Ohio-based organizations was created in October 1996 by the First Presbyterian Church in Freemont to discuss racial issues in the city

City at Peace A program that teaches young people conflict-resolution skills and leadership principles

City at Peace-Charlotte A project created to provide opportunities for youth to develop positive interaction and mutual respect among themselves.

City Year The Boston-based program began in 1988 to generate community service projects that break down social barriers, inspire citizens to civic action, develop new leaders for the common good, and improve and promote the concept of voluntary national service

Cleveland Residential Housing and Mortgage Credit Project A Cleveland, OH area effort to bring local bankers, mainstream and minority realtors, appraisers, insurers, and others involved in the home mortgage market area together to reduce barriers to racially equitable home ownership

Coalition for Asian Pacific American Youth Coalition for Asian Pacific American Youth, Boston, MA, is a youth-led multi-ethnic and multiracial coalition for advocacy.

Coalition For Mutual Respect A New Rochelle, NY organization that sponsors activities to bring together blacks and Jews in the area

Color Me Human A Hixson, TN program that encourages organizations to use the program's logo as a symbol of diversity

Coming Together Project An Akron, OH effort that brings more than 200 organizations together to operate various programs -- including workshops, an annual "Race/Walk,"" public forums, and a speakers bureau -- to improve race relations

Common Bonds Diversity Training A University of Texas collaboration created in response to the great diversity within the Austin Independent School District

Common Destiny Alliance An alliance of organizations and scholars that uses research to identify effective educational practices and improve race relations in America

Common Ground Common Ground in Hartford, CT, teaches both leadership skills and multicultural appreciation to children of various ethnic backgrounds.

Common Ground Program A New Orleans, LA based program designed to create and facilitate discussions on race relations. A primary emphasis of the program is in training participants to become moderators for discussions on race

Community Action Project A faith-based organization founded in 1992 by clergy and lay leaders in Brooklyn to bring different ethnic and racial groups together to address the social and economic issues that concern them

Community Building Task Force A Charlotte, NC task force that engages institutions and grassroots leaders in constructive interracial dialogue to build an inclusive community

Community Change, Inc. A Boston, MA program that works to end racism in the city

Community Circles on Schools, Housing and Race A project founded to advance public understanding of the growing economic and racial segregation and disparities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and to develop constructive community responses to these challenges

Community Connection A support system for collaborative activities created to encourage positive relationships among members of multicultural communities

Community Cousins An Encinitas, CA program that promotes friendship among people of different backgrounds by encouraging interaction between individual families

Community Diversity Appreciation Teams The Columbia, Iowa-based program was founded in 1994 by the Iowa Civil Rights Commission to develop community-wide plans to fight discrimination and teach the value of diversity

Community Enhancement Program A Flint, MI program that uses public forums to engage members of the community in dialogues on race

Community in Contact A Bridgeport, CT program that engages individuals, churches and the community in dialogues on race

Community Minority and Cultural Center, CASE Program A program which fosters understanding between the diverse youth of Lynn and local police officers

Community Outreach A Washington, DC program that encourages civic participation among people of racial backgrounds

CommUNITY Pride The E. Jackson, Ohio-based organization was formed by local citizens in 1994 to recognize and strengthen the abilities of the citizens of the Appalachian Ohio communities

Community-Based Fire Protection Program, Los Angeles Fire Department A Los Angeles Fire Department effort to promote community and involvement and better integrate itself into Los Angeles' socially and ethnically diverse communities through a variety of education and outreach projects

CommUnity-St. Louis A St. Louis, MO intervention program that focuses on decreasing racial polarization and institutional racism

CommUNITY: Different People...Common Ground A Cincinnati, OH program that uses dialogue to bring people together to promote understanding and solve community problems

Conference on Racism: Yours, Mine, and Ours The Conference on Racism created to foster a dialogue on racism and establish the "12 Steps Toward Undoing Racism"

Congress of National Black Churches An ecumenical coalition of eight major historically black denominations created to bring different racial groups together through its programs

Contra Costa Interfaith Sponsoring Committee An organization founded to restore a sense of community in Contra Costa cities and teach people how to address and resolve the issues that concern them most.

Conversations on Race Conversations on Race, in South Bend, IN, works to create a racially and culturally sensitive environment through dialogue.

Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee A Coral Springs, FL committee that sponsors educational and cultural programs to address the needs of an increasingly diverse community

Cradleboard Teaching Project The Hawaii-based project nurtures the self-esteem of both Indian and non-Indian children by improving cultural awareness and relations

Cultural Diversity Fieldbook Network Project An Amherst, MA project that produces publications that feature essays on racial diversity

Cultural Diversity in Education Program A cooperative project created to develop pedagogies, curricula, policies and support services, which include culturally diverse and minority students and foster intercultural awareness and understanding among all students

Cultural Diversity Program, American Lung Association Culturally sensitive programs and services which improve access to health care within urban communities

Cultural Diversity Reading Program A Columbus, OH program that uses a reading list featuring racially diverse authors to educate college students

Cultural Diversity Resources Cultural Diversity Resources focuses on programs that improve racial understanding between both "new" and "old" Minnesota and North Dakota immigrants

Cultural Sensitivity: Orientation for the New Juvenile Justice Professional Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research, implemented a program to train juvenile justice probation officers to become more familiar with and sensitive to their clients' cultures

Culturally Competent Health and Human Services A program that provides mental health, social, educational and skills-learning programs to a diverse community

Days of Dialogue A Los Angeles, CA effort to promote dialogue among diverse groups of people on difficult issues of the day

Delhi Center The Delhi Center is a nonprofit organization that works with a diverse Hispanic community to address social, economic and immigration issues in Santa Ana, California

Democracy Resource Center The Lexington-based center began in 1990 under the auspices of the Kentucky Local Governance Project to encourage residents to take a greater interest and involvement in local government

Department of Defense Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program An Arlington, VA program that increases the participation of small disadvantaged businesses in the Department of Defense marketplace

DIALOGO: An Education Program to Improve Human Relations A Raleigh, N.C.-based program that uses art to education people about racial stereotypes

Dialogue: Racism A Houston, TX program that seeks to end prejudice and racism by examining stereotypes, overt racism and subtle racism

Diocesan Multicultural Network A multicultural network, consisting of diocesan agencies, departments and services, designed to improve communication and cultural diversity and share resources

Discovery: A Leadership Program for Girls and Women A New York, NY program that increases girls' and women's sense of leadership ability

Diversity and Unlearning Prejudice Program A Los, Angeles-CA based program created to train county employees to recognize the value of diversity in the workforce

Diversity - A Passage to the Future at Xerox The Xerox Corporation works towards a pluralistic environment by implementing programs which promote inclusion and understanding as well as by raising awareness about prejudicial or discriminatory behavior

Diversity and Racial Equity Summit Meetings and Roundtables Diversity and Racial Equity Roundtables in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois which actively address issues focusing on the media, conflict resolution and education

Diversity Consortium Resource Groups Strategic diversity initiatives which serve diverse customers and the Bell Atlantic workforce.

Diversity Initiative Program, Florida International University A Miami, FL program that implements efforts that promote diversity on a university campus

Diversity Management Darden Restaurants developed the Diversity Management Department to develop diversity management competencies, link employee satisfaction to guest satisfaction and increase its local community presence. Its diversity tools, benchmarks and performance plans help achieve these goals at all levels.

Diversity Roundtables A Pittsburgh, PA program that allows college students to discuss and debate issues related to diversity on campus

Diversity Team Project A project which teaches youth in San Jose, California lessons on race relations and similarities among different cultures

Diversity/Harmony Mural Project A project created to give students an understanding of the diverse cultures that make up the United States and to promote diversity and harmony

Double Discovery Center A New York, NY program that assists minority students who exhibit serious academic need, while instilling them with confidence, pride, curiosity and hope needed to complete secondary school and embark upon the path of higher education

DreamYard Drama Project A New York NY project that places professional artists in inner-city classrooms to build leadership and promote literacy among children

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative A Roxbury, MA program that enlists participation of local residents to direct the improvement efforts within their own community

DuPage Media and Community Network A Wheaton, IL effort that brings religious and media leaders together to review, discuss and improve the representation of people of color in the media

E Pluribus Unum: Multicultural Institute for Teachers A Downey, CA program that trains teachers in promoting diversity as part of their curricula

Education Alliance in Equity and Excellence in the Nation's Schools An alliance of people committed to supporting and strengthening racially integrated educational settings

El Puente El Puente is a community and youth leadership movement focused on strengthening the local community by organizing and supporting initiatives in community health, education, the arts, the environment and the local economy

Eracism A New Orleans, LA-based program that works with people of different races to improve racial tolerance and increase racial dialogue

EMPIRE: Exemplary Multicultural Practices in Rural Education A Toppenish, WA consortium of elementary and secondary schools that educates staff and students about living in a diverse society

Facing History and Ourselves A non-profit foundation devoted to helping middle and high school students by teaching about the dangers of indifference and the values of civility

Faculty Development Institute on Curriculum Infusion, Loyola College A program that prepares its students to function in an increasingly multicultural country

FAITHS Initiative A San Francisco, CA-based initiative operated by faith-based organizations to develop programs that encourage social interaction among different races

Fifth Avenue Committee FAC is a housing and redevelopment community organization in Brooklyn, New York that works to improve the standard of living in a predominantly low-income area with a diverse population

First Gethsemane/Crescent Hill Reconciliation Project A project created to promote racial reconciliation by encouraging appreciation for racial and cultural differences

Flames A Brooklyn, NY program designed to bring young people of different racial backgrounds together to build long-lasting relationships

Food Project A Lincoln, MA summer program that brings together different teenagers to participate in the hands-on preparation of food

For Our Children in Urban Settings Program (FOCUS) A program that improves the retention and recruitment of teachers of color in Miami-Dade County, FL

Forum on Race A Seattle, WA forum that engages the general public in conversations on race

Fulfillment Fund The Los Angeles-based organization assists disadvantaged students in completing high school and advancing their education

Gallery 37 Gallery 37 attempts to address concerns within the local community and national industry with regards to the job skills of youth entering the work place and the defacto segregation in the elementary and secondary public school systems.

Glide Memorial United Methodist Church A San Francisco, CA church that operates social service programs for people in the neighborhood

Global Kids, Inc. A New York-based program that teaches young people about global issues

Great Leap, Inc. A nonprofit Asian American performing arts organization dedicated to the principal of deepening understanding and promoting harmony between the diverse cultural groups of America

Greater Boston Catholic Charities A social service agency of the Archdiocese of Boston dedicated to improving the lives of the poor in Eastern Massachusetts

Greater Philadelphia High School Partnership: Students United in Service A Philadelphia, PA program that encourages students to participate in academic and community-service programs

Green Circle Program A human relations education program designed to promote intergroup relationships

Grow Your Own, Ohio Projects for a Diversified Teaching Force An Ohio Department of Education program to increase diversity in the teaching workforce by means of a long-term mentoring relationship with students who possess college potential through early exposure to the university environment

H.D. Woodson HOOP DREAMS Scholarship Fund A Washington, DC volunteer organization that raises scholarships for outstanding college-bound seniors in need of financial assistance

Haitian Citizens Police Academy/Haitian Roving Patrol An community alliance formed to allow community residents a measure of control in policing their own neighborhoods

Hands Across Cultures Corp. An Espanola, NM effort that brings together businesses, schools and community members in a coalition that supports activities designed to improve the health and social well being of minority youth

Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Multi-Cultural Center A Cocoa, FL-based center that organizes forums that focus on the value of racial and cultural diversity

Hartford Areas Rally Together A Hartford, CT community development organization that focuses on employment, youth, housing and community mobilization issues

Help Increase the Peace Project Project The Kansas City, Mo.-based project was developed in 1990 by the American Friends Service Committee staff in Syracuse, New York, to address violence in schools

Higher Ground A Boston, MA-based program that works with colleges and universities to increase the number of minority and low-income college students who graduate

Hoop of Learning Partnership A Phoenix, Arizona project which provides needed assistance to Native American students, colleges and universities and increases the presence of Native American students in higher education.

Hope in the Cities The Richmond-based organization is an interracial, multi-faith network that bridges racial divides by hosting a series of constructive dialogues on race and ensuring the participation of government and non-governmental personnel in the dialogue

Human Efforts at Relating Together: A Student Mediation Program The Los Angeles-based program was created in 1991 to encourage and train youth as conflict-resolution facilitators in on-campus disputes

Human Relations Council, McHenry County The Illinois-based council began in October 1995 in response to the growing diversity of the county's population

Human Relations Foundation of Chicago A Chicago, IL foundation that works to reduce racial and religious tensions and eradicate racism in the city

Human Relations in New Orleans: A Day of Healing A New Orleans activity that encourages people to discuss race-related issues in order to reduce racial and ethnic tension

I Have a Dream A Washington, D.C.-based program that provides academic support to students so they will eventually attend college

Illinois Ethnic Coalition The Chicago-based coalition was created in 1971 to bring together Chicago's white ethnic, African American, Asian and Latino communities to work together on projects of common concern

Imagine South Carolina The Charleston-based organization is a six-year statewide effort created in 1996 to increase public dialogue on the issue of race

Indian Education Office-Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning A St. Paul, MN office that provides citizens with accurate information about tribes in the state

Indians Into Medicine A program administered through the University of North Dakota School of Medicine that assists American Indian students in preparing for health care service to American Indian populations

Initiative on Race at the U.S. Department of Education A U.S. Department of Education Initiative which promotes honest and respectful communication among people of all races about issues of race in our workplace and in the larger society

Inner Strength, Inc. An Atlanta, GA-based anti-gang program that offers tutoring and mentoring to young men

Institute for the Study of Academic Racism A resource center for tracking the ideological foundations of racism

Inter-Faith Bridge Builders Coalition A Utica, NY coalition of clergy who work to end racism and secure equal treatment for everyone

Interactive Multicultural Awareness Program on Race A portion of a two-part series of interactive computer programs created to teach about racism, injustice and ways to combat racism through community involvement

Interfaith Action A multi-faith, multiracial organization that bridges the racial, ethnic and economic diversity in the city and suburbs of Rochester

Interfaith Action for Racial Justice Inc. A Baltimore, MD based coalition that brings nearly 110 organizations (from business, civil rights, educational, ethnic, religious, and community institutions) together to work on racial reconciliation projects involving education,employment, housing and transportation issues

Interior Alaska Center for the Healing of Racism A resource center that promotes racial healing and the recognition and internalization of the oneness of humanity

Interracial Sisterhood Project A Hayward and Los Angeles, CA project that encourages friendships among women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds

Irish Immigration Center The Irish Immigration Center, in Boston, MA., cross-cultural programs counter address racism, advocate immigrant rights and combat discrimination.

ISM (N.) National Diversity Project A North Carolina based project that uses multimedia communication efforts to build young people's civic skills for working together across the lines of difference and utilizing diversity as a strength

It's US: A Celebration of Who We Are in America Today A Time Magazine inspired diversity effort that provides a traveling photographic exhibition designed specifically for schools, communities and families to encourage discussion on diversity and race relations

Joplin Globe Diversity Committee A Joplin, MO-based committee that monitors the handling of diversity-related issues in the local newspaper and in the community at large

Journey Toward Wholeness An anti-racism transformation process

Just Solutions Community Mediation Service A full-service community mediation program working with people of different races and cultures

Kansas City Church Community Organization An interfaith federation of congregations organized in response to the rapid racial transition and financial disinvestment experienced by Kansas City's southeast neighborhoods to improve the quality of life

Kentucky Commission On Human Rights - "A Conversation on Race" A Louisville, KY based effort to generate public discussion of race issues by conducting statewide live broadcasts of conversations on race. A 1-800 number allows citizens to call in after the shows with comments and ideas on concerning race

Kids' World, The Children's International Festival A Tulsa, OK-based festival that features activities which teach children about different cultures

L.A. CITY KIDZ A nonprofit, multicultural, multiethnic performance choir, which promotes collaboration among all children as a means to make communities and cities more harmonious places in which to live

La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc. A Newark, New Jersey-based program that provides a multitude of community services to the racially and ethnically diverse North Ward population

Latino-Jewish Leadership Series The Latino-Jewish Leadership Series is a network between leaders in Hispanic and Jewish communities established to address problems and issues.

Leader Support Groups A St. Louis, Missouri project that brings grassroots leaders together across racial lines to build a network of support and alliance

Leadership Conference Education Fund The Washington, D.C.-based program was established in 1969 to support educational activities relevant to civil rights issues

Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations A Los Angeles, CA based program that uses adult training, youth training and alumni activities to equip people with the skills and background to effectively address race relations in their own communities

Leadership for Equity, Antiracism, Diversity, and Educational Reform A Los Angeles, CA program that supports teachers in promoting educational equity, justice, cultural inclusion and self-esteem

Lee County Pulling Together A Fort Myers, FL program that holds public discussions for community leaders to explore how they can reduce racism

Leon County's Quality/Diversity Initiative A Tallahassee, FL-based initiative that teaches county employees effective management skills for working in an increasingly diversified workforce

Loyola Marymount University CommUNITY Quilt A Los Angeles, CA-based effort that encourages student organizations to interact through racial dialogues and the production of a quilt

Lt. Governor's Committee on Diversity The Dubuque-based committee provides information, resources and support to communities throughout the state of Iowa so they can combat prejudice and racism

M.O.S.A.I.C. Leadership Class A Sunnyvale, CA class for high school students to share ideas and attitudes they have about race and diversity

Many Faces of Lynn: City of Immigrants A Lynn, Massachusetts program that fosters cultural understanding among the city's diverse youth

Marathon County Diversity Management Education Program The Wisconsin-based program educates county government employees on the value of diversity

Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) Customer Service and Cultural Diversity Program A Phoenix, AZ based program that educates health care providers to be aware of and sensitive to different cultural norms and mores

Mega Project Initiative, U.S. Department of Labor Mega Project increases the representation of minorities and women in the skilled trades by building partnerships among private industry, community organizations, labor groups, and government.

Memphis Race Relations and Diversity Institute A Memphis, TN based effort to better city race relations through diversity-awareness training and other opportunities that promote discussion of diversity-related issues

Men Against Destruction - Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder Inc. The Omaha-based organization was founded in 1989 to address the well-being of young people in the community

Metropolitan Human Rights Center The organization was founded to address concerns about racial integration in Portland's schools and housing. The organization operates two programs, the Dynamic Differences Program and Community Dialogue on Race Relations program, that focus on developing a closer understanding of race.

Metropolitan Indochinese Children and Adolescent Services (MICAS)-South Cove MICAS provides mental health and social services to the Southeast Asian community, and collaborates with other community-based organizations to facilitate joint youth activities that foster inter-ethnic understanding in Lynn, Massachusetts

Mickey Leland Kibbutzim Internship Foundation A Houston, TX foundation that sends high schools students to Israel for work and travel experience

Middle School Institute for the Study of World Peace A Northridge, California program that engages middle school students in a year long study of the requisite conditions for peace and fosters an understanding of diversity

Milestone Adventures An East Montpelier, VT program that sponsors activities that bring people of different races together

MillenniuM Service Project MillenniuM Service Project, in St.Paul, MN, works to eradicate poverty, unemployment, poor health care, crime and racial discrimination through a wide variety of projects.

Minnesota Churches Anti-Racism Initiative of the Greater Minneapolis and Saint Paul Area Councils of Churches A Minneapolis, MN based effort that engages local chuches in dialogue and training opportunities to combat individual and institutional racism

Minnesota Independent School Forum Diversity Project A project committed to serve people of color within the state by providing the resources, information, motivation and guidance to schools

Minority Pathways to the Health Professions A program implemented through the University of North Texas Health Science Center to promote interest in the medical profession among multiethnic elementary, middle and high school, and college students

Minority Round Table of Hampton Roads A Virginia Beach, VA-based community program that explores race-related issues in public schools

Minority Training For Career Ladder in Child Care A program began in response to a need for child care providers whose language and cultural background reflected the changing demographics in the city.

Mission Mississippi Mission Mississippi works to bring about racial unity through a statewide effort, representing black and white churches from almost every denomination

Montana Human Rights Network (MHRN) A Billings, MT based organization established to research and expose the racist and anti-Semetic practices of white supremacist groups in Montana

Montgomery County Consejo Latino Year-Long Community Consensus Dialogue on Ethnicity and Race A year long community consensus dialogue on race and ethnicity issues

Moore's Ford Memorial Committee A Bishop, GA-based committee that promotes justice and racial reconciliation in the community

Mosaic Harmony A choir formed with the mission to bring a message of unity and diversity to the community.

Mosaic Initiative A W. Hartford, CT student-led initiative to bring different campus groups together to reduce isolation

Moving Toward Community A University of Maryland at UMCP effort to make diversity a more pervasive part of the campus community by coordinating diversity activities in a single, united effort

Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee on the Media The Chicago-based committee serves as a resource for all of the Chicago metropolitan area's print and electronic media on issues of race, ethnicity and religion

Multicultural Center of Northwest Arkansas The Multicultural Center has been the focal point for community action to improve cultural understanding and relations between different ethnic communities in Washington and Benton Counties.

Multicultural Collaborative A Los Angeles, CA-based program that provides community-based services different racial and ethnic groups in the city

Multicultural Music Group Inc. A New York, NY organization that promotes multicultural arts instruction

MultiCultural Resource Center A Portland, OR center that has developed educational programs for schools to use to promote racial and cultural understanding

Multicultural Services Program-Catholic Social Services Catholic Social Services delivers comprehensive social services that help immigrants start new lives through economic self-sufficiency and cultural acclimation.

Multicultural Task Force A St. Cloud, MN task force of citizens who are working to ensure that the needs of every member of the community are heard

Multicultural Youth Project A Chicago, Illinois program that promotes multiethnic understanding among Chicago's immigrant and refugee youth

NASA Senior Executive Development Program The SES Candidate Development Program prepares qualified female and minority employees at the 14 and 15 grade levels for senior executive service to diversify NASA and ensure equal opportunities

National Asian Family/School Partnership Project The National Asian Family/School Partnership Project helps to eliminate racial disparities and improve inter-ethnic dialogue by overcoming the challenges and needs that immigrant Asian families face as their children attend U.S. public schools

National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice A Washington, DC program that promotes civil rights issues within the Roman Catholic Church

National Center on Black-Jewish Relations A New Orleans, LA center that engages students and community leaders in discussions on how to improve race relations

National Coalition Building Institute The Washington, D.C.-based institute is a nonprofit leadership-training organization founded in 1984 that eliminates prejudice and intergroup conflict in communities around the country

National Conference The Conference fights bias, bigotry, and racism in America through a variety of programs and workshops.

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education The annual conference held, in different cities across the country, which addresses issues of conflict resolution and promotes cooperation and understanding among people of diverse ethnic backgrounds in higher education

National Conversation on Race, Ethnicity and Culture An organization created to enlighten people about the various cultures that exist within society and to encourage and broaden dialogue among people who have limited interaction with those of different backgrounds

National Italian American Foundation Inter-Ethnic Affairs Institute A coalition engaging Americans of all backgrounds in the effort to promote interracial cross-cultural dialogue and education

National Migration Week A conference designed to educate the native-born U.S. population about the similarities between them, immigrants in their community, and refugees around the world

National Multicultural Institute An organization that sponsors workshops and training sessions on issues relating to racial and ethnic diversity

National Youth Leadership Mission to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum A Chicago, IL-based program that teaches young people how to fight bigotry and discrimination

National Youth Sports Program A national resource that provides economically disadvantaged young people with a summer enrichment program which promote job skills, personal health and drug prevention within the framework of sports education

Native American Day A Fallon, NV-based activity that educates elementary children about Native American culture

Native American Intertribal Council An organization that provides Native Americans working at the Kennedy Space Center with an opportunity to share native heritage, further cultural exchange and foster personal growth through an exchange of heritage values with others

Native American Student Services, Phoenix College A Phoenix, Arizona program that helps Native American students integrate into life on campus

Neighborhood Development Center A program that works with four racial and ethnic communities to help emerging entrepreneurs develop successful businesses that serve the community and build a stronger economy

Network to Freedom Interpretive Studies Program A Goldboro, NC program that teaches young people about race-related events in American and South African history

New Majority Joint Venture Initiative The New York-based initiative brings together business owners from minority communities to improve communications and promote sustainable business relations

News Watch Project A San Francisco, CA project that monitors the media for fair and accurate coverage

North Carolina Students Teach and Reach Program A North Carolina based program that trains college students to facilitate discussions on race in North Carolina secondary schools

Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society A Boston, MA-based organization that examines the how sports relate to different societal issues, including race

Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment A Seattle, WA coalition committed to ending discriminatory violence and organized bigotry

Not in Our Town Campaign A media campaign that uses solution-oriented documentaries to demonstrate how individuals can help stop hate motivated violence and intolerance through personal action

Oakland Citizens Committee for Urban Renewal The Oakland-based committee was founded in 1954 to address the city's transition to an ethnically and economically diverse community

Of Many Colors: Portraits of Multiracial Families A traveling photographic exhibit that celebrates racial diversity in the American family

Oktibbeha County Race Relations Team A Starkville, MS program that identifies and develops strategies for getting people to understand cultural, ethnic and racial differences

Operation Understanding DC A Washington, DC based program that works to rebuild the Black-Jewish alliance by training youth to actively fight racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination

OpNet: The Multimedia Opportunities Program A San Francisco, CA based program designed to assist economically disadvantaged minorities gain employment in the multimedia industry by providing participants with resources, training and internships

Pacific Institute for Community Organization (PICO) PICO is a national network in over 70 cities which focuses on community building and organizing

Palms Council Project A Los Angeles, CA project that works with young people to promote multiculturalism and the value of diversity

Partners in Peer Mediation: A Collaborative for Safe Harris County Schools A Harris County, TX-based program that teaches students conflict-resolution skills and the importance of peer mediation

Pathways to Teaching Careers Program A program that develops and tests new models designed to increase and diversify the supply of well-trained public school teachers and prepare teachers to meet the challenges of teaching in different communities

Peace Games A Sommerville, MA-based program that works with young children and their families to create safe schools and teach the value of respecting people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds

People and Congregations Together An organization created to change the attitudes and behaviors of families to reduce isolation, increase civic involvement and encourage families to organize around common problems, while stressing the importance of alliances among people of different racial backgrounds

People Reaching Out for Unity and Diversity (PROUD) An ad hoc committee that schedules events focusing on cultural diversity and interracial understanding

People Respecting Other Peoples A San Francisco, CA program designed to increase a school population's awareness of racial and ethnic attitudes

Phoenix Indian Center The Phoenix-based center is a multi-faceted social service organization that provides employment training, education and support services to a predominantly American Indian population

Pico/Lowell Neighborhood Education Project The Pico/Lowell Neighborhood Education Project is a community partnership which provides literacy training and English as a Second Language classes, promotes cross-cultural dialogue and eliminates local problems arising from cultural or language differences

Piya Wiconi Project A Vermillion, SD, project funded by the Kellogg foundation and created to increase the number of Native American nurses serving rural areas and reservations

Plan to Foster Minority Representation and Participation in Physical Therapy An Alexandria, VA organization that sponsors workshops, mentoring programs, and an awards ceremony to promote cultural understanding among physical therapists

Prejudice Across America College Tour A Spokane, WA program that sponsors a cross-country tour for students to learn about prejudice in America

Prejudice Awareness Summit A Washington, D.C. summit for middle school students to speak openly about prejudging others

Prep for Prep A New York, NY, program that helps minority youth enter independent schools and attend college

PRIDE -- Power Represented by Individuals who value Diversity and Equality An Abington Friends School effort to foster discussions on race, promote conflict resolution, and celebrate different cultures

Principles of Community, UC Davis The Principles of Community at the University of California, Davis is committed to equity, access, diversity, and freedom of expression, and it rejects all forms of discrimination and hatred

PRO Hampton County (Pride Respect Opportunity) A county-wide, grassroots Healthy Communities Initiative, was formed in 1996 in Hampton County, SC. The taskforce addresses intergroup relations, health and life styles issues. PRO Hampton County places a strong emphasis on education and improving economic opportunity for community members.

Pro-integrative Consultation A Philadelphia, PA-based program that provides guidance to local communities that want to sustain racial integration in their cities

Program on Intergroup Relations, Conflict, and Community A University of Michigan effort involving classes, dialogue sessions, work shops and training programs to promote constructive cross-racial dialogue and interaction between students

Project Apprentices for a Positive Tomorrow An apprentice program in residential electrical wiring for mostly minority students

Project Change The program addresses racial prejudice and institutional racism in Levi Strauss and Company plant communities

Project Common Ground A program designed to promote understanding and interaction among students of diverse backgrounds, while increasing their academic skills

Project Harmony A Volusia County, FL effort involving classroom training and weekend retreats, designed to cultivate student leaders in middle school and to promote ethnic harmony

Project Respect Project Respect, White Bear Lake, MN, provides a forum for discussion and education on race related issues for community building.

Project Uplift Project Uplift stimulates interest in mathematics, science and engineering, helps young people prepare for careers in these fields and works to ensure that participants are reflective of the population mix of New Mexico

Proyecto Access, NASA-HACU Proyecto Access prepares middle and high school Hispanic students for advanced studies and careers in mathematics, science and engineering.

Public Allies A Washington, D.C. program that encourages young people to become involved in community-service projects

Public Conversation Project A Watertown, MA project that sponsors discussions on stereotypes, the importance of diversity and building better relationships among people

Publicolor A New York-based nonprofit organization that works with young people, using painting as a way to increase their self-esteem and build camaraderie

Putting Race Unity Into Practice An Evanston, IL program that sponsors forums for high schools to discuss race in their institutions

QUEST 21 A mentoring program for young black professionals

Race Relations Dialogue Month A Bridgewater, NJ program that sponsored racial dialogues throughout April 1998

Race Relations Institute of Fisk University A Nashville, TN institute committed to sponsoring forums on race relations

Race, Relationships, and Reality: A Performance About The Real Life Experiences of Villanova University Community Members A Villanova, PA program where college students relay their experiences on race in a play

Racism Awareness Program The Akron-based program was created in 1993 to create a network of Mennonite and Brethren individuals in churches around the country who would be committed to ending racism in their communities

Radio Bilingüe, Inc. A nonprofit organization which uses using radio to promote cultural understanding, provide opportunity for public dialogue and celebrate of cultures

Reaching Out This TV program was produced following 10 weekly town-hall meetings that were held in Oakland, California in 1991

Reading on Wheels A Monticello, Arkansas program that provides at-risk youth with tutors from the local high school.

Rebuilding Community Campaign A multiethnic, congregation-based community organization founded to bridge the cultural and socio-economic diversity of Denver, while building new leadership and surfacing new issues in low-income communities throughout the Denver metro area

Reconcilers Fellowship A Philadelphia, PA church program that encourages people to discuss racism

Resource Apprenticeship Program for Students A program for Native Alaskan youth created to encourage students to pursue higher education while providing them information regarding present and future employment opportunities with natural resource agencies

Rio Hondo Project, San Gabriel Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America The Rio Hondo Project reaches underserved minority youth. It is developed and implemented at the local level to meet community needs.

Saginaw Kids All-City Choir Saginaw Kids All-City Choir, in Saginaw, MI, uses music to facilitate racial reconciliation and education within the community.

Samuel S. Fels Cluster of the Philadelphia School District A Philadelphia School District effort that trains teachers to address the needs of their culturally diverse students and offers programs to engage students, parents and school staff in projects that celebrate diversity

San Francisco Organizing Project A coalition of labor groups, neighborhood groups and low-income housing organizations, which works to empower local residents to create safer, cleaner, prosperous communities and to bridge cultural, ethnic and racial differences

Santos Rodriguez Project A Seattle, WA project that studies Chicano/Latino/Mexicano history and the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Scarritt-Bennett Center The Scarritt-Bennett Center is a nonprofit conference, retreat, and educational center committed to providing cross-cultural understanding, education, and creativity

Search for Common Ground on Race Project Search For Common Ground on Race is a program that facilitates cooperative projects between liberal and conservative organizations in areas related to race relations and affirmative action

Seeking Common Ground A Denver, CO-based program that brings people from various racial, cultural, religious and political backgrounds together to increase their understanding of and respect for each other

Seventh-Day Adventist Diversity Initiative An initiative that plans activities to enhance the organization’s diversity

Shades of L.A. A Pasadena, CA-based radio program that encourages dialogues on race

Shared Mission Focus on Young People An initiative of the United Methodist Church that helps the denomination to respond more effectively to the needs of young people and to bring about peace and reconciliation

SHINE (Seeking Harmony In Neighborhoods Everyday) A Princeton, NJ program that sponsors workshops for racially diverse children to learn tolerance, non-violence and self-esteem

Skin Deep This documentary film was made in 1995 in response to increasing racial tensions and incidents of racial violence on college campuses

South Carolina Links The South Carolina-based organization is a coalition of four organizations that united to seek redress for crimes committed against racial and ethnic residents in South Carolina

Southern Indiana Study Circles on Race Relations Southern Indiana Study Circles on Race Relations in Jeffersonville, IN, builds understanding through dialogue and cooperative effort

Sponsor-A-Scholar A Philadelphia, PA-based program that matches at-risk youth with mentors to provide them with academic guidance

Springfield Vietnamese-American Civil Association Springfield Vietnamese-American Civil Association in Springfield, MA, serves as an advocate for the Southeast Asian refugee and immigrant community through liaison work with local social service agencies.

St. HOPE Academy A Sacramento, CA-based program offers a structured, positive environment for educational opportunities, leadership training, character development, spiritual growth and physical well-being to disadvantaged, minority and low-income youth

St. Paul's Multi-ethnic Center, Inc. A Woodside, NY center that reaches out to immigrants and helps them integrate into the community

Start Up An East Palo Alto, CA program that encourages the growth of small minority-owned businesses in the area

Street Science With Dominique DiPrima A Los Angeles, CA radio program on race that allows listeners to interact with guest commentators

Student Leaders for Racial Understanding SLRU organizes students to dialogue openly with their peers and bridge racial divides

Student Unity Task Force, A Columbia, SC effort to increase racial awareness and tolerance among high school students by providing training sessions focused on diversity issues, cross-cultural communication skills and conflict resolution skills for students, faculty and administrators in every public high school in Richland County (Two private high schools are also involved)

Students Against Racism Organization A Great Neck, NY organization that encourages students to reduce prejudice in their schools

Students Talk About Race A Los Angeles, CA program that works with college, middle and high school students on how to discuss the issue of race

Students Together Omitting Prejudice (STOP) A Sudbury, MA, program using role-playing and discussion, STOP gives students the tools to confront prejudice and discrimination

Study Circles Resource Center The Study Circles Resource Center promotes the use of small-group, democratic, highly participatory discussions known as study circles on critical social and political issues

Summer of Unity and Liberation (SOUL) The San Francisco-based company grew out of the 1995 student movement at the University of California-Berkeley to support affirmative action

Support Training Results In Valuable Employment A New York-based program that trains young adults with the proper skills to attain employment

Task Force on Police and Urban Youth, U.S. Department of Justice's Community Relations Service An U.S. Justice Department Community Relations Service (CRS) project to bring together police officials, youth advocacy agencies and academicians to address the considerable tension between police and minority youth throughout New England

Task Force on Racism A Chicago, IL task force that examines racism within the Archdiocese of Chicago

Teaching for a Bias-Free World A program developed to work with teachers to eliminate prejudice and maintain an awareness of where bias exists in the schools

Teaching Tolerance Project The project offers free, high-quality educational materials to help teachers promote interracial and intercultural harmony in the classroom and beyond

Team Harmony A Boston, MA annual, multi-media event combining entertainment, education and inspiration to help young people learn to respect one another's differences

Teen Opportunity Program A New York NY/West Milford, NJ year-round initiative that provides drop-out prevention, multicultural education and conflict resolution activities to inner-city children

Television Race Initiative The Television Race Initiative presents a number of entertaining, high profile and provocative programs that deal with race which will air nationally on PBS

The Club An organization founded to improve communication and cooperative involvement in community affairs between blacks and whites

Three Valleys Project: A Project of the Common Enterprise The Oregon-based project is a two-year project designed to build bridges of understanding and community and civic engagement among people of different cultures

Tools for Tolerance for Professionals, Biet Hashoah Museum of Tolerance A Los Angeles, CA based seminar program designed to raise public awareness of intolerance and to help professionals--including law enforcement officers, educators, attorneys, city employees, health care providers and social workers--become more sensitive to their clients' needs

Tribes Learning Community A program that encourages people in the school system to respect racially and ethnically diverse populations

Two Towns: One Community A New Jersey-based organization that develops strategies to sustain racial balance in the housing market

Underground Railroad Education and Preservation Initiative Underground Railroad Education and Preservation Initiative, in Washington, D.C., coordinates nationwide education and preservation efforts relating to the Underground Railroad.

United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) The Oklahoma City-based program was formed in 1976 to promote unity within individual families and tribes, and also among American Indian tribes and other peoples

United We Learn Social Action Theater, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse A social action theater created to educate a predominantly white campus community about racial diversity

Uniting Neighbors in Truth and Equality (UNITE) A Huntington, WV organization -- made up of representatives from state and local governments, educational institutions, and businesses -- that support programs that promote diversity awareness and racial reconciliation

University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC): A Comprehensive Diversity Initiative A University of Kansas Medical Center initiative designed to address diversity issues from a personal, professional and organizational perspective

UNITY An Edison, NJ high school club that allows students to meet and discuss race relations

Unity in the Community A Manassas, VA-based program that sponsors programs to educate the public about racial and religious tolerance

Unity Week: Seven Days of Harmony A Tulsa, OK 1995 effort that lasted over a one-week period and featured events that raised the racial consciousness of the city

UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. An Arlington, VA program for journalists of color to advance their presence and leadership in the news industry

Up With People A Broomfield, CO program that fosters leadership, global awareness and commitment to service among young people

Urban Coalition, Community Information Clearinghouse A St. Paul, MN-based organization that provides people with data and research about their communities

US and THEM: The Challenge of Diversity A Detroit, MI program that helps people appreciate the dynamics common to prejudice and conflict

VA Minority Forum, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs A Department of Veterans Affairs program that allows employees to safely and honestly discuss issues of diversity in the workplace

Voices United A Miami, Florida program that promotes cross cultural understanding through the arts and provides a voice for young people

Walk In My Shoes Student Symposium A Santa Ana, CA program that teaches young people how to talk about the issue of race, and build understanding and tolerance

Washington Interns for Native Students A program implemented through American University to provide Native American students with internships in various government agencies

We the People @ IBM An IBM initiative that promotes workplace diversity and interoffice dialogue about race and ethnicity

We're All On The Same Team Cultural Diversity Education Program A program implemented to work with the city's growing diversity and to encourage Phoenix residents to embrace their differences and come together as "one team"

Wind River Initiative The Laramie, Wyo.-based initiative was created to establish a formal link between the University of Wyoming and the Wind River Indian Reservation

World Communities of Louisville, Inc. A program that celebrates cultural diversity in Louisville, Kentucky

Young Heroes Program The Boston-based program was created in 1995 to unite sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds to perform community service

Youth Together Project A program that develops multiracial student teams to lead school-based efforts directed to prevent and reduce racial conflicts and violence in five targeted high schools in Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond

YouthBuild U.S.A. A Somerville, MA program that encourages young adults to serve in community-service projects in their neighborhoods

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