Diversity Resources

Diversity Resource List

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 Access Equity And Diversity

Description: The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) was founded in 1974 as the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), a non-profit organization. It is the longest-standing national civil rights organization of professionals who engage in the important work of leading, directing and managing affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity and other human resource programs.

Anti-Defamation League

Description: An organization dedicated to combating anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry in all forms.


Description: Ashiyanaa (formerly ASHA for Women) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1989 to provide culturally-competent support services to South Asian women and children impacted by interpersonal violence (also known as domestic violence). Over the years, our services and programs have expanded and we currently serve all South Asians with origins in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Asian American LEAD

Description: AALEAD’s mission is to support low-income and underserved Asian Pacific American youth with educational empowerment, identity development, and leadership opportunities through after-school, summer, and mentoring programs.

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

Description: The mission of the APALRC is the advance the civil and legal rights of Asian Americans by focusing on providing linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate legal services to low-income Asian immigrants in Metro-DC who have limited English proficiency.

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. 

Latino Achievement in America

The Education Trust
Description: This brief two-pager and PowerPoint documents the status of Latino Achievement in America, High-Performing Schools, and ways communities can help close the achievement gap. 

LGBTQ+ Resources

Description: Direct link to the Murray State Pride Center for additional support and resources for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association

Description: The Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association (MVMA) is dedicated to advancing the Vietnamese American community in the Washington Metropolitan area through direct services, advocacy, and education.

National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)

Description: NABSE is dedicated to improving both the educational experiences and accomplishments of African American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement.

National Association for Multicultural Education

Description: The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Description: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 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: The mission of the National Education Association (NEA) is to advocate for education professionals and to unite their members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.

National Urban League

Description: The mission of the National Urban League is to help African-Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self- reliance, power, and civil rights. The League promotes economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health, and quality of life.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

DescriptionOCR’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools.

OCA-Asian Pacific Americans

Description: OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of AAPIs.

Project Equality

Description: Project Equality believes in equality and justice in the workplace. They unite the corporate, nonprofit, education and religious communities into a force for equality, justice and fairness in the workplace. Through facilitated discussions, community leaders identify and establish best practices that enhance workplace fairness. They work collaboratively to spotlight the best resources in our region that empower fairness in the workplace.

Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) Reports and Initiatives

Description: Includes select publications and scientific articles relevant to minority health by the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the US Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) and others.

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network

Description: The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network was established in July 1990, as a non-profit organization in Washington, DC, dedicated to improving education from underrepresented students throughout the nation. Today, QEM continues to be the premier organization for improving the quality of education for minorities, by providing technical assistance to MSIs, funding internship opportunities for underrepresented students, and advocating for college and career readiness in STEM.

Race Forward

Description: Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture.

Southern Poverty Law Center

Description: The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.

Teaching For Change

Description: By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens. 

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: The Urban Institute is a nonprofit research organization that provides data and evidence to help advance upward mobility and equity. Their mission is to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions through economic and social policy research.







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