Allied Organizations

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Arab American Institute Foundation

The Arab American Institute Foundation supports public information and education programs on the role of the Arab American community in American society.

Black Leadership Forum

Black Leadership Forum promotes creative and coordinated black leadership, diverse in membership but clear on its priority, to empower African Americans to improve their own lives and to expand their opportunities to fully participate in American social, economic, and political life.

Center for Community Change

The Center for Community Change is a progressive social justice organization whose central project is to support the emergence of one or more movements for social and economic justice in the U.S.

Center for a New American Dream

The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice.

Community Action Partnership

The Community Action Partnership's policy development activities are designed to further a national policy research agenda that strengthens, promotes, and represents Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in their fight to ensure that issues confronting poor people are heard and addressed.

Community Builders

The mission of The Community Builders, Inc. is to build strong communities where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential.

Conference of Minority Transportation Officials

Founded in 1971 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., COMTO was created to provide a forum for senior minority professionals in the transportation industry. Over the past 30 years, the organization's mandate evolved to include not only public transportation industry executives, but also professionals at every level of industry encompassing a variety of fields and disciplines.

Leadership Conference

The mission of LCCR is to serve as the site of record for relevant and up-to-the minute civil rights news and information.

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics

LEAP's mission is to achieve full participation and equality for Asian Pacific Americans through leadership, empowerment, and policy.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC helps resident-led, community-based development organizations transform distressed communities and neighborhoods into healthy ones — good places to live, do business, work, and raise families.

Multi Cultural Collaborative

Following the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles, the Multicultural Collaborative (MCC) was created to develop long-term solutions to intense ethnic conflict.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

NAACP works to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

National Civic League

NCRC's mission is to increase fair and equal access to credit, capital, and banking services and products because discrimination is illegal, unjust, and detrimental to the economic growth and well-being of our society.

National Conference for Community and Justice

The National Conference for Community and Justice is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry, and racism in America.

National Congress for Community Economic Development

NCCED's mission is to promote, support, and advocate for community development corporations (CDCs) and the CED Industry, whose work creates wealth, builds healthy and sustainable communities and achieves lasting economic viability.

National Council of La Raza

The National Council of La Raza is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

NLCHP's mission is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.

National Low Income Housing Coalition

NLIHC is dedicated solely to ending America's affordable housing crisis.

National Neighborhood Coalition

The NNC is a convener of people and organizations concerned about neighborhoods, a conduit of information about programs and policies, and an advocate for neighborhoods and community and neighborhood-based organizations.

National Organization for Minority Architects

NOMA is committed to the building of a strong national organization, strong chapters, and strong members for the purpose of minimizing the effect of racism in the architecture profession.

National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

National Urban League

The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation

The principal purpose of the Corporation is to revitalize older urban neighborhoods by mobilizing public, private, and community resources at the neighborhood level.

Organization of Black Designers

The Organization of Black Designers (OBD) is the first national organization dedicated to addressing the unique needs of African American design professionals.

Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals

The OWA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973 as a networking resource, a place to share ideas, and a group whose goal was to support and advance the professional and the personal lives of its members.

Planners Network

Planners Network is an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems.

Poverty & Race Research Action Council

The Poverty & Race Research Action Council is a non-partisan, national, nonprofit organization convened in 1990 by major civil rights, civil liberties, and anti-poverty groups.

Social Compact

Social Compact is a coalition of business leaders from across the country who are promoting successful business investment in lower-income communities for the benefit of current residents.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science.

Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation

SEEDCO creates opportunities for low-wage workers and their families by engaging with community partners and anchor institutions to develop, operate and learn from model programs.

Women in Planning + Development

Women in Planning + Development is a nonprofit organization founded to provide leadership, networking, and educational opportunities to women in the fields of planning and development.