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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

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

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

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

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

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

A mentoring program for young black professionals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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