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American Indian Science and Engineering Society
AISES is an organization which seeks to substantially increase the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology fields (taken from the Web site). Founded in 1977 and based in New Mexico, AISES produces publications, workshops, meetings, and collaborations with schools and community organizations. Areas of focus include professional development programs for teachers to appropriately teach Native American students, sponsoring college chapters, scholarships/internships, and development of K-12 initiatives. AISES is notable for its identity-grounded approach and vast range of initiatives that clearly speaks to the importance of developing a comprehensive strategy for successful access and success in STEM programs. (Added September 2008)
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering – National Science Foundation (2008) website.
This Web site is a strong resource for raw data on degree attainment, enrollment, and college choice of underserved students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. The Web site illuminates contexts that are often overlooked in research related to the STEM fields, with data disaggregated by demographic variables such as disability, financial aid status, citizenship, and gender available for download in PDF and Excel formats. (Added September 2008)
Educational Policy Alliance
The Education Policy Alliance is a nationwide network of university-based research centers and organizations. Alliance members provide high-quality research on the nation's most important education policy and practice issues.
Minority Faculty Applicant Database (MFAD)
MFAD's primary goal is connecting interested minority candidates for faculty employment directly to academic institutions. Since the program's announcement in 2007, MFAD has become a very popular avenue for colleges and universities in locating and recruiting qualified minority candidates.
Affirmative Action Register
AAR is a leading national equal opportunity employment magazine and website that connects employers to professionals who are seeking jobs, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual preference or disability. For more than 30 years, AAR has provided progressive businesses and institutions with a forum to find employees who represent the dynamic kaleidoscope of our country’s population.
National Coalition Building Institue
The National Coalition Building Institute is an international, non-profit, leadership training organization based in Washington, DC, USA. Since 1984, NCBI has worked to eliminate racism and all other forms of prejudice and discrimination throughout the world.
BlackPast.org: Rememberd and Reclaimed
Welcome to the BlackPast.org website. This site is dedicated to providing reference materials to the general public on six centuries of African American history. It includes an online encyclopedia of hundreds of famous and lesser known figures in African America, full text primary documents and major speeches of black activists and leaders from the 18th Century to the present. There are also links to hundreds of websites that address the history of African Americans including major black museums and archival research centers in the United States and Canada. The website is directed toward multiple audiences ranging from scholars and researchers to the general public.
Center for Multicultural Education, University of Washington
The Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle WA, focuses on research projects and activities designed to improve practice related to equity issues, intergroup relations, and the achievement of all students. The Center also engages in services and teaching related to its research mission.
Campus Diversity Initiative Evaluation Project
AAC&U's Campus Diversity Initiative Evaluation Project, supported by the James Irvine Foundation, provides resources for institutions
interested in evaluating various aspects of campus diversity initiatives.
DiversityAbroad.com is a online resource center for minority and economically disadvantaged students interested in study abroad. Students can search for international scholarships as well as study abroad, intern, volunteer and work abroad opportunities.
Contact: Andrew Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org, (510) 647-5100
The Pathways to College Network
The Pathways to College Network is a national alliance of organizations committed to using research-based knowledge to improve postsecondary education access and success for the nation’s underserved students, including underrepresented minorities, low-income students, those who are the first in their families to go to college, and students with disabilities.
National Conference for Community and Justice
The National Conference for Community and Justice promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.
Science Diversity Center
Science DIversity Center is a web-based educational resource tool sponsored by National Science Foundation designed to share information on all federal research funding targeted to faculty members at minority-serving institutions.
Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment is established by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) to create Native American programs and courses which draw connections between traditional ecological knowledge and western scientific approaches to address environmental issues.
MentorNet is a E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science which partners with colleges and universities, corporations, government labs and agencies, and professional societies aims to further the progress of women and others underrepresented in scientific and technical fields through the use of a dynamic, technology-supported mentoring network. MentorNet also focus to advance individuals and society, and enhance engineering and related sciences, by promoting a diversified, expanded and talented global workforce.
Frustrated by what they saw as a lack of expertise and informed opinion on “race law and culture” by Internet bloggers, a group of nine African-American law professors launched “BlackProf.com,” a blog designed to discuss race, law, and culture and which lets the professors express their opinions and expertise, while allowing readers to post their responses.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Higher education is the key to achieving a better quality of life, but it cannot be taken for granted that a well-educated and skilled work force reflecting America’s diversity will evolve unaided. Since its founding in 1984, Diverse has been America's premier news source for information concerning the representation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity in higher education. That the magazine received the 2002 Folio award as the best education publication in America only attests to how well we have fulfilled our objective of being the most reliable source for those who understand the importance of the issues we cover.
Contact: Raymond Borhan, email@example.com, 10520 Warwick Avenue, Suite B-8, Fairfax, VA 22030
Sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the John Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation,
is dedicated to providing students with information
and interdisciplinary learning opportunities on this
complex phenomenon. Our goal is to challenge you to
think about many of the controversies surrounding globalization
and to promote an understanding of the trade-offs and
dilemmas facing policy-makers.
The Diversity Institute
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Diversity
Institute seeks to disseminate resources
to enable faculty and future faculty in Sciences, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics to enhance diversity by
creating inclusive classrooms for all students. The
web site makes available a resource handbook on inclusive
teaching practices, self-guided workshop, links to relevant
web site as well as literature summaries documenting
the status of women and under represented minorities
in STEM fields.
National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
The Founders of NAME
envisioned an organization that would bring together
individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural
education from all levels of education, different academic
disciplines and from diverse educational institutions
and occupations. NAME today is an active, growing organization,
with members from throughout the United States and several
other countries. Educators from preschool through higher
education and representatives from business and communities
in 22 states make up NAME's membership.
is the central job search web site for Corporate recruiters
who want to make a good faith effort to reach experienced
diversity talent.They hope to bridge the gap between
companies that support diversity and experienced diversity
candidates by providing one central location for their
recruiters to post open positions.
The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia is both a real
place and a virtual site. The actual museum is located
on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids,
Michigan, but the website offers a virtual museum tour.
The goal of the museum is to use objects of intolerance
to teach tolerance. It is a place where people, from
all races, talk openly and honestly about race, race
relations, and racism.
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social
SPSSI is an international
group of over 3500 psychologists, allied scientists,
students, and others who share a common interest in
research on the psychological aspects of important social
issues. Publications include
the Journal of Social Issues and the electronic
of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP). Both
publication tackle questions of multiculturalism, diversity
and inclusion on a regular basis.
IN MOTION: The African American Migration Experience
In conjunction with Black History Month, The Schomburg
Center for Research in Black Culture announced the creation
of an education project focusing on black migration
over the past 400 years. The project, which includes
a new web site, gives the public access to articles,
photographs, maps and historic documents. Besides the
web site, the project includes a book, published by
National Geographic, and 100 lesson plans for schools.
The Schomburg Center is a research unit of the New York
Public Library and was founded in 1911 by Arthur Schomburg,
collector of African-American books.
The Multicultural Advantage
The Multicultural Advantage
is an online community where minority professionals
and leaders can stay informed, identify opportunities
and learn firsthand what it takes to stay ahead of the
pack. Included are thousands of articles, checklists,
research reports, and links covering career issues,
diversity, racism, ESL, immigration, education, business
and other topics of interest to minorities and people
working with multicultural issues.The Multicultural
Advantage provides news & commentary, fresh information,
viewpoints and experiences every business day from people
of color working the trenches.
The Multicultural Advantage provides timely coverage
of workplace and education issues and trends relevant
to minorities in the fields from all backgrounds and
from every level - from student to CEO. It also contains
in-depth how-to articles designed to help our readers
grow and succeed. The site also provides resources for
companies that seek to become more effective with diversity
Cultures on the Edge
On The Edge is an online magazine published quarterly by a team of experienced web entrepreneurs, along with world-renown author Wade Davis and professional photographer Chris Rainier. Together they have molded their skills to present a dynamic online magazine that hopes to support cultural diversity through education.
was created as an educational and current events resource
for Native youth, teens, families, educators, and friends.
Their weekly publications--Native Village Youth and
Education News, and Native Village Opportunities and
Websites--are published on Wednesdays. Every issue shares
Indian news and education across the Americas and is
written in a condensed, easy-to-read format.
A Systematic Plan to Fight Hate on Campuses
The Association of American Colleges and Universities’
(AAC&U) brief summary is designed to encourage campuses
to think about more comprehensively about how they might
establish systematic, proactive ways to prevent and
respond to hate crimes and bias incidents.
Partners Against Hate
Partners Against Hate is an effort by the Anti-Defamation
League (ADL), the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Education Fund (LCCREF), and the Center for the Prevention
of Hate Violence (CPHV) to design and implement a program
of outreach, public education, and training to address
youth-initiated hate violence. Their Web site provides
individuals and organizations interested in preventing
juvenile hate crime with the tools to educate and change
hate-related behaviors in ways never before imagined.
Diversity Inc Foundation
The mission of the DiversityInc Foundation is to support and promote diversity management research and education. Manuscripts can be submitted to their online library of diversity management research, including working papers, conference papers and previously published journal articles. Submissions should be sent by e-mail as PDF attachments only. Papers can be submitted, evaluated and posted on an ongoing basis.
Contact: Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr., OGutierrez@DiversityInc.org, 570 Broad St., 15th fl., Newark, NJ 07102, 973-494-0500.
The Diversity Initiative of Third Sector New England
Initiative of Third Sector New England is a program
that provides technical assistance and funding to nonprofit
organization committed to creating diversity within
their staff and boards.
Contact: Tyra Sidberry,Tsidberry@tsne.org,
18 Tremont Street, Suite 700, Boston MA, 02108, 617-523-6565.
Asian Diversity, Inc. (ADI)
Established in 1987, Asian
Diversity Inc., has actively supported and participated
in placing Asians and Asian Americans in multinational
corporations. In addition to operating a full service
career search firm, ADI also organizes diversity career
events nationally and publishes a weekly on-line magazine
addressing pertinent Asian American issues in the social
as well as the corporate realm.
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
launched a diversity initiative that highlights its
commitment to diversifying the academic profession. For additional information about the CASE's diversity
initiatives contact Elisse Wright, special assistant
to the president for diversity initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (202) 478-5654.
Intercultural Communication Institute: Master of Arts
in Intercultural Relations (MAIR)
Program provides students with the skills and understanding
to respond appropriately to the challenges of working
across cultures in both national and international organizations,
and prepares them to meet the demands of managing and
harnessing complex cultural diversity in our increasingly
multicultural society. The MAIR program is designed
for mid-career and aspiring professionals who wish to
earn an advanced degree in a two-and one-half to three-year
period while maintaining employment or other commitments.
In our limited-residency program, students complete
the core courses in 18 months through attendance in
three 2-week residencies held in the Portland area every
six months in January and July. Directed course assignments
are completed at home between the residency periods.
For additional information, contact Kent Warren, at
or (503) 297-4622.
The PhD Project
An alliance of corporations and higher education institutions,
along with numerous academic and professional associations,
The PhD Project
utilizes a holistic approach to improve workforce diversity
by diversifying business school faculties.
Global Exchange is a non-profit research, education, and action center
dedicated to promoting people-to-people ties around
the world. Since their founding in 1988, they have been
striving to increase global awareness among the US public
while building international partnerships around the
The Study Circles Resource Center
The Study Circles
Resource Center is dedicated to finding ways for
all kinds of people to engage in dialogue and problem
solving on critical social and political issues.
The Youth Leadership Support Network
The Youth Leadership Support Network is a violence prevention, arts, education, media and
training network based in Washington, D.C. Its mission
is to empower youth to express themselves and have a
voice in society through intergenerational and diverse
leadership opportunities and civic engagement. Through
individual skill development and small group projects,
the YLSN provides opportunities for youth to become
community organizers within a context of global networking
and historical youth-driven social change. The YLSN
Network connects youth and youth leadership programs
with educators, artists and mentors around the block,
around the nation and around the world.
is the largest diversity job board online. It is also
a national Career Expo producer for the diversity marketplace.
The Ventures Scholars Program
The Ventures Scholars Program targets high achieving,
historically underrepresented high school and undergraduate
students (Ventures Scholars) interested in medicine,
science, engineering, mathematics, technology and the
allied professions and links these students with career-related
resources and opportunities offered by a consortium
of close to 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional
institutions, associations, and organizations.
was established in 2002 with the purpose of reducing
intolerance and bias in contemporary society by disseminating
information relating to prejudice, discrimination, multiculturalism,
and diversity on its Web site. Their reading
room provides hundreds of bibliographic links to
educational resources addressing these topics .
The Peace Corp's World Wise Schools
The Peace Corp’s World Wise Schools is an innovative
education program that seeks to engage U.S. students
in an inquiry about the world, themselves, and others.
Site contains lesson plans, projects, and resources
for teachers interested in enhancing their student’s
understanding of the world. http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws/
AAUP's affirmative action plan
The American Association
of University Professors sees affirmative action
as a necessary corollary with the principle of nondiscrimination.
AAUP has adopted a procedure to implement affirmative
action plans on college and university campuses that
would increase the number of minority persons and women
on the faculty. AAUP's affirmative action plan guidelines
A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S.
The Smithsonian has launched the Web site "A
More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S.
Constitution" This is the web version of the
exhibit at the National Museum of American History.
Bread and Roses Cultural Project
Roses is the not-for-profit cultural arm of New
York's Health and Human Service Union. Its 220,000 predominantly
Latina and African American women members are employed
in all job categories in health care institutions throughout
the metropolitan area, New Jersey and Florida. Bread
and Roses was founded in 1979 as a cultural resource
for union members and students in New York City who
would otherwise have little access to the arts. Special
emphasis is given to programs that signify and interpret
their history while generating new artistic expression.