Key in the success of this project are our allies with similar goals and missions. Read on about the partners with whom we couldn't accomplish this project:
IPS Multicultural Education Center
Believing that Education is a Civil Right, the mission of the Center is to demonstrate excellence, scholarship, respect and courage by acting as a catalyst of knowledge, skills and resources for improving academic achievement through helping educators, parents and significant others in a child's life understand: the transformation of the educational environment of the school to make it more consistent with the diverse cultures, learning styles and behavior styles of the student population; the study and celebration of diversity in homes, schools, colleges and universities, churches, through organizations, businesses, and government; the support of diversity through dialogue, public programs, school/community events and specialized professional development workshops, seminars and conferences; the teaching, learning, and understanding of the process to infuse the school curriculum with cultural concepts, issues and themes from diverse perspectives.
Indiana Black Expo
OUR MISSION - to be an effective voice and vehicle for the social and economic advancement of African-Americans. OUR VISION - that African-American youth and families achieve their highest potential and reflect pride in their ethnicity. OUR DIVERSITY PROMISE - The Indiana Black Expo, Inc. celebrates cultural diversity and inclusiveness across all races, ethnicities, nationalities, generations, socioeconomic levels and religious affiliations. The organization strives for excellence by providing unique events and programs which reflect the changing landscape of Indiana and the world. Our commitment to excellence through personal enhancement and community development exemplifies our dedication to improving the quality of life for all.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a partnership between Indiana and Purdue Universities, is Indiana's urban research and academic health sciences campus. IUPUI's mission is to advance the State of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement. By offering a distinctive range of bachelor's, master's, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity. In pursuing its mission and vision, IUPUI provides for its constituents excellence in: Teaching and Learning; Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity; Civic Engagement, Locally, Nationally, and Globally.
With each of these core activities characterized by:
Collaboration within and across disciplines and with the community; A commitment to ensuring diversity, and pursuit of best practices.
IUPUI Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Diversity Mission lists our organization's primary purpose in advancing diversity. The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to foster an inviting learning environment for faculty, staff and students who bring varied human characteristics, backgrounds, interests and points of views that serve to enrich the IUPUI Community. We will continually endeavor to facilitate, build and create interaction, understanding and dialogue between our diverse cultures to achieve an increased inclusive community. Our collective goal is to instill Diversity into our Institution's consciousness; reinforce it with equity and inclusion through our policies, practices and programs; and prepare all members of the community for a multicultural world.
Jeffersonville Individual Plan for Black Males
Research, learn, monitor and address procedures that indicate a lack of cultural competency demonstrated by school districts.
Lumina Foundation for Education
The mission of the Lumina Foundation for Education is to expand access to postsecondary education in the United States. The Lumina Foundation for Education seeks to identify and promote practices leading to improvement in the rates of entry and success in education beyond high school, particularly for students of low income or other underrepresented backgrounds. It likewise seeks improvement in opportunities for adult learners. The Lumina Foundation for Education carries out the mission through funding and conducting research; communicating ideas through reports, conferences and other means; and making grants to educational institutions and other nonprofits for innovative programs. It also contributes limited resources to support selected community and other charitable organizations.
MCCOY's mission (is) to champion the positive development of youth - sets a high standard for improving and expanding the quality of youth opportunities in central Indiana. To accomplish this mission, we work on many issues, with many organizations, and in many capacities. At the core of our approach are four strategic roles: advocate, resource, capacity builder, and convener.
National Council for the Education of Black Children
The mission of the National Council on Educating Black Children is to reinstate academic rigor and relevant teaching, improve the assessment of such instruction, and prepare the African-American learner for effective participation in a competitive global society.
Student African American Brotherhood/SAAB
Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) is a dynamic organization established specifically to assist our participants to excel academically, socially, culturally, professionally, and in the community. SAAB is primarily comprised of male students who strive for academic excellence and make a commitment to plan and implement programs that benefit their community at large. We encourage our participants to embrace leadership by being positive examples for each other through a strong commitment to academic achievement, brotherhood, and community service. We provide weekly study sessions, weekly developmental seminars for students of all ages, business meetings, social and religious activities, and work with various non-profit service agencies (i.e., Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys Club, etc.).