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  • ACT
    ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad array of assessment, research, information, and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development. Each year, ACT serves millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional associations, businesses, and government agencies—nationally and internationally. ACT has offices across the United States and throughout the world.
  • ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund
    The ¡Adelante! Fund is a national nonprofit based in San Antonio, Texas. The organization uses a holistic approach to prepare college students for leadership roles upon entry into the workforce. Since its designation as a 501(c)3 ten years ago, ¡Adelante! Fund has awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships to undergraduate students across the nation.
  • Administration for Native Americans (ANA)
    ANA was established in 1974 through the Native American Programs Act (NAPA). ANA is the only federal agency serving all Native Americans, including 562 federally recognized Tribes, American Indian and Alaska Native organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and Native populations throughout the Pacific basin, including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The mission of ANA is to promote economic and social self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native Pacific Islanders. ANA provides community-based project funding to improve the lives of Native children and families thereby reducing long-term dependency on public assistance. Funding for community-based projects is provided through three competitive discretionary grant programs to eligible Tribes and nonprofit Native American organizations.
  • Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN)
    ANKN is an Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative partner designed to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. It has been established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators, and the general public in gaining access to the knowledge base that Alaska Natives have acquired through cumulative experience over millennia.
  • ALU LIKE, Inc.
    ALU LIKE, Inc., is a private, nonprofit service organization that has assisted Native Hawaiians in their efforts to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency since 1975. The organization has a comprehensive range of services and activities to fill identified needs in the Native Hawaiian community, including community economic development, business assistance, employment preparation, training, library services, educational and childcare services for families with young children. ALU LIKE, Inc., is a statewide system consisting of a network of five Island Centers and a centralized statewide management system. Local Island Advisory Councils guide their Island Centers located on Hawai'i, Kaua'i, Lana'i, Maui, Moloka'i and O'ahu.
  • American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
    Founded in 1920, AACC is a nonprofit organization that has become the leading proponent and the national "voice for community colleges." Today, AACC's membership represents close to 95 percent of all accredited U.S. 2-year community, junior, and technical colleges and their 10.5 million students, as well as a growing number of international members in Puerto Rico, Japan, Great Britain, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. The colleges are the largest and fastest-growing sector of U.S. higher education, enrolling close to half (45 percent) of all U.S. undergraduates. AACC supports and promotes its member colleges through policy initiatives, innovative programs, research and information, and strategic outreach to business and industry and the national news media.
  • American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc. (AAHHE)
    Throughout its 20-year history, AAHHE has been involved in numerous activities with three goals in mind: 1) increasing the pipeline of Hispanic faculty in higher education; 2) bringing issues pertinent to Hispanics to the attention of the larger academic community; and 3) recognizing the achievements and accomplishments of Hispanics as they pertain to AAHHE. It is an institutional and individual member-based organization with sponsorship from colleges and universities throughout the country. It is also sponsored by businesses that recognize the value and importance Hispanics bring to our communities, states, and country.
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
    AASCU's 430 public college and university members are found throughout the United States, and in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Members range in size from 1,000 students to 44,000,are found in the inner city, in suburbs, towns and cities, and in remote rural America, and include campuses with extensive offerings in law, medicine, and doctoral education as well as campuses offering associate degrees to complement baccalaureate studies. The association has a four-fold purpose: to promote appreciation and support for public higher education and the distinctive contributions of our member colleges and universities;to analyze public policy, and to advocate for member institutions and the students they serve; to provide policy leadership and program support to strengthen academic quality, promote access and inclusion, and facilitate educational innovation; and to create professional development opportunities for institutional leaders, especially presidents, chancellors, and their spouses. Membership is open to any regionally accredited institution of higher education offering programs leading to bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees and wholly or partially state supported or state controlled.
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
    Through its vital nationwide network, AAUW opens doors for women and girls and influences public debate on critical social issues such as education, civil rights, and healthcare. AAUW also sponsors community programs; publishes groundbreaking research on women, girls, and education; provides the world's largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women; and fights sex discrimination in education. AAUW's work extends globally through its membership in the International Federation of University Women, 72 national federations and associations worldwide.
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
    ACE is the nation's unifying voice for higher education. ACE serves as a consensus leader on key higher education issues and seeks to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. By fostering greater collaboration and new partnerships within and outside higher education, ACE helps colleges and universities anticipate and address the challenges of the 21st century and contribute to a stronger nation and a better world. Members and associates are approximately 1,800 accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and higher education-related associations, organizations, and corporations.
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    AERA, founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. AERA is the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. Its more than 26,000 members are educators; administrators; directors of research; persons working with testing or evaluation in federal, state, and local agencies; counselors; evaluators; graduate students; and behavioral scientists. The broad range of disciplines represented by the membership includes education, psychology, statistics, sociology, history, economics, philosophy, anthropology, and political science.
  • American Indian College Fund
    The American Indian Education Foundation will maintain its status as a growing, nationally recognized leader that supports Native American students enrolled in post secondary schools. They seek out students of all ages who are focused on their educational goals, and who demonstrate the ability to make positive change in their communities and in modern society. The foundation expands opportunities for students to attend and remain in Tribal or non-Tribal colleges by providing vigorous educational leadership and networking services.
  • American Indian Education Foundation
    The American Indian College Fund's mission is to raise scholarship funds for American Indian students at qualified tribal colleges and universities and to generate broad awareness of those institutions and the Fund itself. The organization also raises money and resources for other needs at the schools, including capital projects, operations, endowments, or program initiatives.
  • American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
    AIGC is the largest national provider of scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students. They are committed to understanding how Indian communities function and providing insight about how Indians with post-baccalaureate degrees improve community life.
  • American Indian Heritage Foundation (AIHF)
    The hallmark of AIHF is its continuing dedication to encourage Indian people to aspire to excellence in their own lives and to provide relief services to Indian people nationwide, while building bridges of understanding and friendship. AIHF's multifaceted programs have helped American Indian people achieve greater fulfillment and a deeper pride in our heritage.
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
    AIHEC represents 34 tribal colleges in the United States and one Canadian institution. Unlike most professional associations, it is governed jointly by each member institution. AIHEC's mission is to support the work of these colleges and the national movement for tribal self-determination. Its mission statement, adopted in 1973, identifies four objectives: maintain commonly held standards of quality in American Indian education; support the development of new tribally controlled colleges; promote and assist in the development of legislation to support American Indian higher education; and encourage greater participation by American Indians in the development of higher education policy.
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
    AISES's mission is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines. Since 1977, AISES has worked to substantially increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields—as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders. AISES employs a "full circle of support" model that begins with pre-college programs, progresses into collegiate life, and then into the professional years of members and on into retirement. AISES works to promote, initiate, and provide educational services for American Indian and Alaska Native pre-college,college, and graduate students in STEM. AISES also supports early-, mid-, and executive-level professionals in STEM through professional development, mentoring, networking, community service, and awards programs and initiatives. AISES is the only professional society established by and for American Indian and Alaska Natives that specifically emphasizes lifelong learning and educational achievement by utilizing cultural aspects with STEM.
  • American Planning Association (APA)
    APA is a nonprofit public interest and research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, advance the art and science of planning to meet the needs of people and society.
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
    Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing 17,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The society's mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use the “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession.
  • American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF)
    AYPF, a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization based in Washington, D.C., provides learning opportunities for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels. AYPF's goal is to enable participants to become more effective in the development, enactment, and implementation of sound policies affecting the nation's young people by providing information, insights, and networks to better understand the development of healthy and successful young people, productive workers, and participating citizens in a democratic society.
  • Anchor Institutions Task Force (AITF)
    AITF has been convened as an organization to develop and disseminate knowledge to help create and advance democratic, mutually beneficial anchor institution-community partnerships. This task force functions as an ongoing think tank, developing long-term strategies, and making the case for the crucial role of anchor institutions in economic and community development. Communities cannot be revitalized and redeveloped without greater alignment across policy, institutions, civil society organizations (such as community based nonprofit organizations), and private resources (such as philanthropy). A new administration with a fresh vision presents an opportunity to develop and implement new strategies emphasizing partnerships that cross traditional boundaries. Leveraging the resources of anchor institutions to address societal needs has recently gained increased attention, particularly with respect to community colleges, colleges, and universities, which bring a wide range of resources (for example, financial, physical, and human) and maintain deep-rooted commitments to localities. As numerous communities have experienced capital flight, institutions of higher education have remained as critical anchors of stability.
  • Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR)
    ADPSR works for peace, environmental protection, ecological building, social justice, and the development of healthy communities. Their programs aim to raise professional and public awareness of critical social and environmental issues, further responsive design and planning, and honor persons and organizations whose work exemplifies social responsibility. ADPSR was established in 1981 as a 501(c)3 public-benefit organization to promote nuclear disarmament and correct the imbalances caused by military excesses overshadowing domestic needs. Throughout the 1980s, ADPSR initiated numerous peace projects including peace parks, conferences, exhibits, and citizen diplomacy exchange programs with the former Soviet Union. Since 1990, ADPSR has focused much of its effort on ecologically and socially responsible development.
  • ARISE Detroit!
    ARISE Detroit! is a broad-based coalition of community groups whose mission is to launch a new wave of volunteerism for the many worthwhile programs and activities that are struggling with the issues that trouble their community – illiteracy, high school dropout rates, crime and youth violence, drug abuse, domestic abuse, neighborhood blight, and unemployment. It is the organization's belief that everyone can play a role and render service, thereby having a greater impact on solving these chronic problems. Their goal is to unite the entire community — nonprofit organizations, churches, schools, the business community, and the media — in an unprecedented call to action.
  • ASPIRA
    The ASPIRA Association is the only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Hispanic youth. Since 1961, ASPIRA has been working at the grassroots level to provide programs that encourage Hispanic students to stay in school, prepare them to succeed in the educational arena, develop their leadership skills, and teaches them how to serve their community. It is organized in eight states and Puerto Rico and has extensive national presence through its partnerships with hundreds of regional, state, and local education community-based organizations. It currently serves more than 85,000 students each year through its ASPIRA Clubs in schools and its afterschool education and guidance programs.
  • Association for Community Design (ACD)
    ACD is a network of individuals, organizations, and institutions committed to increasing the capacity of planning and design professions to better serve communities. ACD serves and supports practitioners, educators, and organizations engaged in community-based design and planning.
  • Association for Community Networking (AFCN)
    AFCN is an educational nonprofit corporation dedicated to fostering and supporting "Community Networking"—community-based creation and provision of appropriate technology services of the highest quality with a broad range of uses. AFCN's mission is to improve the visibility, viability, and vitality of Community Networking by assisting and connecting people and organizations, building public awareness, identifying best practices, encouraging research, influencing policy, and developing products and services.
  • Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA)
    ACOSA is a membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students, and educators. Its purposes are to facilitate and support an annual national symposium; to provide a forum for sharing information on teaching materials, literature, models/theory, research, and proactive issues; to facilitate networking activities among educators and practitioners; to promote the development of teaching material, research, and literature about community organization and social administration; and to network with other professional associations in promoting development of community organization and social administration.
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
    ASHE promotes collaboration among its members and others engaged in the study of higher education through research, conferences, and publications, including its highly regarded journal, The Review of Higher Education. ASHE is committed to diversity in its programs and membership, and has enjoyed extraordinary success in involving graduate students in association activities.
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
    AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantage of a liberal education to all students, regardless of their academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915 by college presidents, AAC&U now represents the entire spectrum of American colleges and universities—large and small, public and private, 2-year and 4-year. AAC&U comprises more than 1,150 accredited colleges and universities that collectively educate more than 7 million students every year.
  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
    AAU was founded in 1900 by a group of 14 universities offering the Ph.D. degree. AAU currently consists of 60 American universities and 2 Canadian universities. The association serves its members in two major ways. It assists members in developing national policy positions on issues that relate to academic research and graduate and professional education. It also provides them with a forum for discussing a broad range of other institutional issues such as undergraduate education.
  • Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)
    For nearly four decades, ABFE has been a trailblazer for championing the interests of Black communities within the philanthropic sector. The association's mission is to promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities. Their members and supporters, by way of the work they do and the role they play in philanthropy, are catalysts for advancing philanthropic practices that build on a tradition of self-help, empowerment, and excellence to solve the challenges faced in Black communities. To meet their goals and objectives, ABFE focuses on the following approaches: strengthen their collaborations with key affinity groups, regional Black philanthropic networks, and nonprofit organizations to leverage collective institutional influence, effectiveness, and impact in Black communities.
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
    ACSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership association founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education. The school membership in ACSA has grown from 10 charter members to more than 250 schools in several membership categories. These include full membership for all accredited programs in the United States and government-sanctioned schools in Canada, candidate membership for schools seeking accreditation, and affiliate membership for schools for 2-year and international programs. Through these schools, more than 5,000 architecture faculty are represented. In addition, more than 500 supporting members composed of architecture firms, product associations, and individuals add to the breadth of interest and support of ACSA goals.
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
    ACSP is a consortium of university-based programs offering credentials in urban and regional planning. It promotes education, research, service, and outreach in the United States and throughout the world, and is committed to recognizing the diverse needs and interests in planning. Acting together, ACSP member school faculty are able to express their shared commitments to understanding the dynamics of urban and regional development, enhancing planning practices, and improving the education of both novice and experienced planners.
  • Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
    ACCT is a nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern more than 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
    APLU is a nonprofit association of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems with member campuses in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. The association’s membership includes 217 members, consisting of state universities, land-grant universities, state-university systems, and related organizations. The total includes 74 U.S. land-grant institutions, of which 18 are historically Black institutions. In addition, APLU represents the interests of the nation’s 33 American Indian land-grant colleges through the membership of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. APLU is dedicated to advancing learning, discovery, and engagement. The association provides a forum for the discussion and development of policies and programs affecting higher education and the public interest.

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  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
    BIA is the oldest bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Established in 1824, BIA currently provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.7 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. There are 562 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives in the United States. BIA is responsible for the administration and management of 66 million acres of land held in trust by the United States for American Indian, Indian tribes, and Alaska Natives

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  • Campus Compact
    Campus Compact is a coalition of college and university presidents, representing some 5 million students, who are committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. As the only national organization dedicated solely to advancing higher education's civic mission, Campus Compact has been a leader in the movement to build civic learning into campus and academic life. Through the national office and a network of state offices, member institutions receive the training, resources, and advocacy they need to build strong surrounding communities and teach students the skills and values of democracy.
  • Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education (CAHSEE)
    CAHSEE is a national educational and scientific nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., created by Latino scientists and engineers. Their mission is to prepare talented Hispanic and other underrepresented minority science and engineering students to achieve academic excellence and professional success through CAHSEE's pipeline of rigorous educational and leadership development programs.
  • The Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.
    The Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc., seeks to promote the mission, culture, and development of America’s historically Black colleges and universities through new media exposure, training, and education. To accomplish this mission, the Center has a three-tiered vision of execution: to expose students, alumni, administrators, and supporters of HBCUs to news, current affairs, research, arts, politics, culture, and financial issues influencing and being influenced by these institutions; to provide HBCUs and their constituents with resources to enhance their public relations and communications ability with social networking and media communication strategies; and to facilitate scholarship access, internships, conferences, and training seminars to develop minority journalists studying at historically Black colleges and universities in understanding and utilizing new media.
  • Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC)
    CREC is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliated with George Mason University and the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). Created in January 2000, the center is organized to support the development of innovative approaches to creating jobs in the knowledge economy with better information and strategies. CREC's mission is to promote knowledge-based economic development efforts at the local and regional level. The Center, working with its sister agency, C2ER (a national membership organization of economic development analysts) designs and implements training for economic development practitioners aimed at enhancing the use of methods and tools for understanding local economies. Center staff also provides direct technical assistance in designing regional strategies and conducting regional industry, cluster, and occupational analyses.
  • Coalition for Community Schools (CCS)
    CCS is an alliance of national, state, and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human services, government, and philanthropy as well as national, state, and local community school networks. The coalition advocates for community schools as the vehicle for strengthening schools, families, and communities so that together they can improve student learning.
  • Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)
    Nearly two decades ago, leaders of metropolitan and urban universities realized the unique challenges and opportunities of their types of institutions as they looked to the future of higher education. In 1990, they created CUMU in recognition of their shared mission to use the power of their campuses in education, research, and service to enhance the communities in which they are located. Institutions located in metropolitan areas often do not fit the common definition of more traditional colleges and universities. CUMU members are focused on fully understanding the distinctiveness of their mission through conferences, a journal, research projects, creation of a policy agenda, and regular networking opportunities.
  • Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
    USU is a network of public urban research universities that represents every region of the United States. University presidents created the coalition to leverage the intellectual capital and economic power of urban universities, thereby improving urban life and America's competitiveness in the global economy. USU's members partner with cities and metropolitan regions to prompt transformative investment in these urban areas to: develop human capital and create a workforce ready to compete in the new economy of the 21st century; revitalize neighborhoods and increase economic development; and reduce health disparities and improve community health.
  • CodeTalk
    CodeTalk is a federal, interagency, Native American website designed specifically to deliver electronic information from government agencies and other organizations to Native American communities. CodeTalk is named for the CodeTalkers who served their country with honor and distinction.
  • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
    CCPH is a nonprofit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. Founded in 1996, they are a growing network of more than 1,000 communities and campuses. CCPH has members throughout the United States and increasingly the world who are collaborating to promote health through service-learning, community-based participatory research, broad-based coalitions, and other partnership strategies. These partnerships are powerful tools for improving health professional education, civic engagement, and the overall health of communities.
  • Community College Research Center (CCRC)
    CCRC is the leading independent authority on the nation’s nearly 1,200 2-year colleges. Since their inception, CCRC’s consortium of researchers has strategically assessed the problems and performances of community colleges. Their mission is to conduct research on the major issues affecting community colleges in the United States and to contribute to the development of practice and policy that expands access to higher education and promotes success for all students. CCRC’s extensive body of research provides a strong foundation on which to build new policies and initiatives to improve the outcomes of these institutions so integral to the higher education system, employment landscape, and national economy.
  • Community Development Society (CDS)
    CDS is an international association that provides leadership to professionals and citizens across the spectrum of community development. Members have multiple opportunities to learn what's new in the profession, to exchange ideas, to obtain the most current research and reference information available, and to share professional expertise. CDS members represent a variety of fields, including education, healthcare, social services, government, utilities, economic development practitioners, citizen groups, and more.
  • Community-Wealth.org
    Community-Wealth.org is a project of The Democracy Collaborative, which was initiated by the University of Maryland in 2000 to advance a new understanding of democracy for the 21st century and to promote sustained and widespread democratic practice. The Collaborative is an enterprise specifically designed to incubate, sustain, and catalyze efforts toward these ends by leveraging the resources (intellectual, human, financial, and otherwise) of institutions of higher education toward civic and democracy building purposes. We believe that university engagement with communities, grounded in the needs and aspirations of local citizens, is a powerful, underutilized resource to stimulate and sustain social change and civic life.
  • Congress for the New Urbanism
    CNU is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions. For nearly 20 years, CNU members have used the principles in CNU's Charter to promote the hallmarks of New Urbanism, including: livable streets arranged in compact, walkable blocks; a range of housing choices to serve people of diverse ages and income levels; schools, stores, and other nearby destinations reachable by walking, bicycling, or transit service; and an affirming, human-scaled public realm where appropriately designed buildings define and enliven streets and other public spaces. With a history of forming productive alliances, CNU has been at the forefront of efforts to reform how we design and build communities and their infrastructure.
  • The Congressional Black Caucus
    The Congressional Black Caucus formally introduced itself to Congress on March 30, 1971. On this historic date, Congressman Charles Diggs, Jr., presented “The Statement to the President of the United States” by the Congressional Black Caucus. The 13 founding members were Representatives Shirley Chisholm, William Clay, George Collins, John Conyers, Ronald Dellums, Charles Diggs, Augustus Hawkins, Ralph Metcalfe, Parren Mitchell, Robert Nix, Charles Rangel, Louis Stokes, and D.C. Delegate Walter Fauntroy.
  • The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF)
    CBCF was established in 1976 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational institute. Their mission is to serve as the nonpartisan policy-oriented catalyst that educates future leaders and promotes collaboration among legislators, business leaders, minority-focused organizational leaders, and organized labor to effect positive and sustainable change in the African-American community. To that end, CBCF works to broaden and elevate the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative, and public policy arenas.
  • The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC)
    Founded in December 1976 as a legislative service organization of the U.S. House of Representatives, the CHC aims to address national and international issues and the impact these policies have on the Hispanic community. The function of the caucus is to serve as a forum for the Hispanic members of Congress to coalesce around a collective legislative agenda. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States and Puerto Rico.
  • The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
    CHCI was established in 1978 by Congressman Edward Roybal, Congressman E. "Kika" de la Garza, and Congressman Baltasar Corrada to help increase opportunities for Hispanics to participate in and contribute to the American policymaking process. Since then, CHCI's mission has been to develop the next generation of Hispanic leaders. As the premier national Hispanic educational organization, CHCI seeks to accomplish its mission by offering educational and leadership development programs, services, and activities that promote the growth of participants as effective professionals and strong leaders. In the spirit of building coalitions, CHCI also seeks to establish partnerships with other Hispanic and non-Hispanic organizations.
  • Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI)
    CHLI's mission is to: conduct nonpartisan analysis, study, and research matters relating to the exercise of the rights of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent and making the results available to the general public or to governmental bodies, officials, or employees; engage in educational and training activities designed to encourage and advance the exercise of rights of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent and other minority groups; gather, compile, and disseminate statistical information relating to Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent; and promote the employment by federal, state, and local governmental agencies of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent.
  • Corporation for Economic Development (CFED)
    CFED is a nonprofit organization that expands economic opportunity. Established in 1979 as the Corporation for Enterprise Development, CFED works to ensure that every person can participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the economy by bringing together community practice, public policy, and private markets. They identify promising ideas; test and refine them in communities to find out what works; craft policies and products to help good ideas reach scale; and foster new markets to achieve greater economic impact.
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
    CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, and development. CASE's membership includes more than 3,300 colleges, universities, and independent elementary and secondary schools in 54 countries around the world. This makes CASE one of the largest nonprofit education associations in terms of institutional membership. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education. CASE also offers a variety of advancement products and services, provides standards and an ethical framework for the profession, and works with other organizations to respond to public issues of concern, while promoting the importance of education worldwide.
  • Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER)
    C2ER is a membership organization created in 1961 to promote excellence in community and economic research by working to improve data availability, enhance data quality, and foster learning about regional economic analytic methods. They accomplish their mission through professional networks, training, advocacy, research, and delivering innovative products and services. With the increasing economic importance of information and the growing recognition of those who are skilled in analyzing data, community researchers and economic developers play a vital role. The one professional organization informing, educating, and developing these professionals is C2ER. Producer of the nationally renowned Cost of Living Index, C2ER is the only national organization representing community research professionals. Its members constantly seek to enhance the caliber of research in community and economic development. C2ER's members manifest a broad range of specialty skills and collectively provide access to a very large amount of information.
  • Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA)
    CNHA is a national, member-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to capacity building and providing support services to agencies and organizations focused primarily on Native communities in Hawaii and the Pacific. CNHA has served individuals, organizations, and corporations with tens of thousands of hours of support, consultations, and training.
  • Council for Resource Development (CRD)
    CRD is the essential education and networking choice for all community college development professionals. CRD connects, educates, supports, strengthens, and celebrates community college development professionals. An affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges, CRD serves more than 1,600 members at more than 700 institutions. Membership is open to anyone interested in the welfare of community colleges, and includes development officers, grant writers, foundation directors, alumni officers, college presidents, administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
    CGS is the only national organization in the United States that is dedicated solely to the advancement of graduate education and research. Our mission is to advance graduate education in order to ensure the vitality of intellectual discovery and to promote an environment that cultivates rigorous scholarship. CGS draws its institutional membership from colleges and universities significantly engaged in graduate education, research, and scholarship culminating in the award of the master's or doctoral degree. Currently, CGS membership includes more than 480 universities in the United States and Canada, and 13 universities outside North America. Collectively, CGS institutions annually award more than 90 percent of all U.S. doctorates and more than 75 percent of all U.S. master's degrees. CGS also serves as a national clearinghouse for information and research on graduate programs by providing original research, white papers, testimony, and legislative analyses to key stakeholders, Congress, federal agencies, and the media. CGS coordinates its activities with other national educational organizations to ensure that graduate education is well represented within the larger higher education community.
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
    Founded in 1956, CIC is an association of independent colleges and universities working together to: support college and university leadership; advance institutional excellence; and enhance private higher education's contributions to society. CIC is the major national service organization for all small and mid-sized, independent, liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States. CIC is not a lobbying organization, but rather focuses on providing services to campus leaders as well as seminars, workshops, and programs that assist institutions in improving educational programs, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility.
  • Council on Foundations (COF)
    COF is a membership organization of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide. COF provides leaderships expertise, legal services, and networking opportunities to members and the general public.
  • The Cyberhood
    The Cyberhood, sponsored by the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) and the Center for Urban Studies at the University at Buffalo, strive to encourage critical thinking about the plight of communities of color, conditions in the inner city, and the problems of low-wage White workers. The website's goal is to connect students, scholars, practitioners, and activists from across the racial and class divide in order to build meaningful relationships. It is hoped that the building of such connections will strengthen the struggle to understand and transform inner cities and the metropolitan regions of which they are a part.

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  • Design Corps
    Design Corps was founded in 1991 and became a 501(c)3 in 1996. Their mission is to create positive change in communities by providing architecture and planning services. Design Corps’ community service program is 10 years old and has a proven record of success in bringing the skills of recent architecture and planning graduates who provide technical assistance to communities in need. They primarily serve small rural communities composed of low-income families who do not have access to the technical services needed to shape their physical needs. The design and planning expertise provided by these interns allows communities to shape their physical environment and create positive change. Design Corps’ community service program offers technical assistance in planning, design, and grant writing. Known as Community Design Fellows, they bring their technical educations and experiences to bear at each local site where they are placed and are supported by trained professionals. Once at the site, Fellows work to identify challenges and pool needed resources through community involvement and participation to ensure that the community shares in identifying challenges, creating a vision, and implementing design responses. Fellows participate in all aspects of projects, including architectural services and the successful application for more than $6 million in project support through federal, state, and private funds. These sources include the National Endowment for the Arts, Rural Development and HUD.
  • DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education
    Diverse: Issues In Higher Education stands alone as the only source of critical news, information, and insightful commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education. Diverse began writing about diversity in higher education long before diversity and multiculturalism became a “hot button” issue. Today, their mission remains as true as it was more than 28 years ago: to provide information that is honest, thorough, and balanced.They seek, through traditional and nontraditional mediums, to be change agents and generate public policies that resolve inequities that still exist today. In fulfilling their mission, they believe they are helping to build the educational, cultural, social, and economic structures necessary to allow every individual to reach his or her full potential, and thus contribute to the greater good of their community and the nation at-large.
  • Diversity Web
    DiversityWeb is a project of the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives (ODEGI). Central to the office's mission is the belief that diversity and global knowledge are essential elements of any effort to foster civic engagement among today's college students. To support those goals, the office helps colleges and universities establish diversity as a comprehensive institutional commitment and educational priority. Providing national leadership, ODEGI supports colleges and universities in their efforts to create settings that foster students' understanding of the intersection between domestic and global issues and their sense of responsibility as local and global citizens.

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  • Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
    ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decisionmaking, and research.The ERIC mission is to provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information that also meets the requirements of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002.
  • EDUCAUSE
    EDUCAUSE was formed in 1998 through a merger between CAUSE and Educom, two respected professional associations representing more than 60 years of combined service to the higher education information technology community. The new organization was intended to offer a coherent, coordinated set of programs to serve all dimensions of campus IT functions; develop comprehensive, timely services to support the professionals within the membership community; and provide unified leadership on key policy issues affecting higher education. The mission of EDUCAUSE is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.
  • ENERGY STAR
    ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving nearly $18 billion on their utility bills.
  • Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
    Enterprise Community Partners is a national nonprofit that provides loans, grants, and information resources. Enterprise works with partners – developers, investors, government, community-based nonprofits, and others – to reach their mission of ensuring that all low-income people in the United States have the opportunity for fit and affordable housing and to move up and out of poverty into the mainstream of American life.
  • Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
    EDRA is an international, interdisciplinary organization founded in 1968 by design professionals, social scientists, students, educators, and facility managers. The purpose of EDRA is the advancement and dissemination of environmental design research, thereby improving understanding of the interrelationships between people and their built and natural surroundings, and helping to create environments responsive to human needs.
  • Excelencia in Education
    Excelencia in Education: identifies, analyzes, and disseminates information on effective higher education practices for Latinos; assesses the impact of federal, state, and institutional policies on Latino achievement in higher education; assists policymakers, higher education administrators, and other stakeholders improve opportunities for Latino students to succeed in postsecondary education; cultivates strategic partnerships and expands the national discourse through the Action Network for Latinos Student Success connecting practitioners, researchers, educators, nonprofit organizations, students and policymakers; and develops, documents, and evaluates demonstration projects and other programs to support the application of effective practices in public policy and in education institutions.

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  • FedStats.gov
    FedStats, which has been available to the public since 1997, provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the federal government without having to know in advance which federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capablilties to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, healthcare, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information. Who is FedStats?
  • FedWorld.gov
    In 1992, FedWorld was established by The National Technical Information Service (NTIS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, to serve as the online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the federal government. This service assists agencies and the public in electronically locating federal government information, both information housed within the NTIS repository and outside of NTIS.
  • First Nations Development Institute
    First Nations Development Institute invests in and creates innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities. With the support of individuals, foundations, corporate and tribal donors, the institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance and training, advocacy and policy, and direct financial grants in five key areas: financial and investor education; combating predatory lending; Native American business and asset development; strengthening Native American nonprofits; and native foods and health.
  • Forms.gov
    Forms.gov, The U.S. government's official hub for federal forms, provides citizens and businesses with a common access point to federal agency forms.
  • The Foundation Center
    The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation's leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.
  • Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute
    The Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute is the nation's foremost research organization focusing on the educational status of African Americans of all ages from preschool through adulthood. The Institute is compelled to understand and expand the multiple pathways leading to educational attainment.

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  • The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS)
    GMS, established in 1999, was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Each year, the program selects 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by: Reducing financial barriers for African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need; increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented; developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees; and providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.
  • Grants.gov
    Grants.gov was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the President's 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public.The concept has its origins in the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999, also known as Public Law 106-107. Public Law 106-107 has since sunset and is now known as the Grants Policy Committee (GPC). Today, Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on more than 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
  • Grants.gov Blog
    This blog is useful for those who are interested in applying for federal funding and would like to be kept apprised of the latest events that affect Grants.gov, the official electronic portal through which all applications for federal funding must be submitted.
  • The Grant Institute
    The Grant Institute offers expert workshops for nonprofit professionals, academic researchers, program planners, and public sector administration employees. The Grant Institute is the leader of grant writing education in respect to professional preparation and multidisciplinary focus.
  • GrantStation
    GrantStation is an online funding resource for organizations seeking grants throughout the world. Providing access to a comprehensive online database of grantmakers, as well as other valuable tools, GrantStation can help organizations make smarter, better-informed fundraising decisions.
  • GreatSchools
    GreatSchools is the country's leading source of information on school performance. With listings of 200,000 public and private schools serving students from preschool through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews, GreatSchools has become the go-to guide for parents aiming to make a smart school choice. GreatSchools has launched a groundbreaking new program called College Bound, an online approach to helping parents raise college-ready high school graduates. This resource is available in both English and Spanish. GreatSchools highlights the powerful ways in which parents can transform schools. Their "What Worked" series shares inspiring stories and tips about volunteering, fundraising, and building school communities, and their popular email newsletter, My School Stats, keeps parents up-to-date on exactly how their child's school is performing.
  • GuideStar
    GuideStar connects people and organizations with information on the programs and finances of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits, and has become an indispensable part of the way good works are done.This powerful resource for the sector is supported by a financial model that does not rely solely on a budget supported by gifts and grants, but is aggressively funded through a wide variety of sources, including earned income revenues from the sales of products and services.

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  • HBCU Faculty Development Network
    The HBCU Faculty Development Network is derived from the rich legacy of HBCUs in providing educational opportunities for underrepresented students. Building on this heritage, the Network is committed to promoting effective teaching and student learning through a variety of collaborative activities that focus on faculty enhancement. These collaborative activities are designed to make a connection between teaching, research and service. The Network also facilitates collaboration between faculty and administrators to share individual achievements for collective success in meeting student needs for the next millennium.
  • Higher Education Resource Hub
    The goal of this evolving website is to provide a comprehensive collection of information resources in the field of higher education throughout the world.
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
    HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. Member institutions in the United States are home to more than three-fourths of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).
  • Hispanic College Fund (HCF)
    Founded in 1993, HCF is a national nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., with a mission to develop the next generation of Hispanic professionals. For 17 years, HCF has provided educational, scholarship, and mentoring programs to students throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, establishing a career pipeline of talented and career-driven Hispanics.
  • The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine (H/O)
    For 18 years, H/O has been a top information news source and the sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community and those involved in running Hispanic-serving institutions of higher learning. Published biweekly, or 25 times per year, H/O covers events, news, and ongoing trends that affect the multicultural institutions of the 21st century. H/O reaches a large minority print audience with an average pass along of nearly 50,000 readers. Each issue brings forth the significance of communication in academic circles, the importance of the positive learning experience, role models, and the contribution of both Hispanic and non-Hispanic writers with constructive observations on policies and procedures in academia. Working with an editorial board of accomplished professionals, H/O presents progressive feature articles, which enable constructive discussion of issues confronted by Hispanics and others on college campuses and in private industry.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
    HSF is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. Founded in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, HSF's vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. In its 33-year history, HSF has awarded in excess of 86,000 scholarships, worth more than $247 million, to Latinos attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program
    The goal of this U.S. Department of Education program is to provide low-cost capital to finance improvements to the infrastructure of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Specifically, the program provides HBCUs with access to capital financing or refinancing for the repair, renovation, and construction of classrooms, libraries, laboratories, dormitories, instructional equipment, and research instrumentation. This assistance comes through the issuance of federal guarantees on the full payment of principal and interest on qualified bonds, the proceeds of which are used for loans.
  • HUD Environmental Information and Links
    This section provides information on environmental review requirements for HUD programs and the projects they fund in communities across the country. HUD-funded projects vary widely as to their complexity, and there are different levels of environmental review triggered by different kinds of projects.

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  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
    IHS, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. This relationship, established in 1787, is based on Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, and has been given form and substance by numerous treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Orders. IHS is the principal federal healthcare provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. IHS currently provides health services to approximately 1.5 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to more than 557 federally recognized tribes in 35 states.
  • Institute for Community College Development (ICCD)
    Cornell University's ICCD provides leadership programming for CEOs, administrators, faculty, and trustees in the State Universities of New York's (SUNY) 30 community colleges as well as those of surrounding states and often beyond. A SUNY institute affiliated with Cornell University, ICCD addresses the critical issue of leadership development by offering a comprehensive program assessing leadership ability at the personal and organizational level, and targeted educational opportunities that develop those skills.
  • Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
    IHEP's mission is to increase access and success in postsecondary education around the world through unique research and innovative programs that inform key decisionmakers who shape public policy and support economic and social development. Senior staff includes some of the most respected names in the fields of higher education policymaking and research. The combination of individuals experienced in the policy process with those who are skilled at both quantitative and qualitative techniques makes IHEP a unique entity and a valued source of information and policy guidance. IHEPs' major goals are: improving higher education access and success by reducing financial and other barriers to higher education for low-income, minority, first generation, and other disadvantaged groups; assisting governments to advance access and success in higher education; building the policy capacity of organizations and institutions committed to access and success, especially those that serve minority and other underrepresented populations; and advising and informing institutions of higher education on strategies and methods for advancing institutional goals and priorities.
  • Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)
    IDRA is an independent, private nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening public schools to work for all children. Through its history, IDRA has been a vocal advocate for the right of every student to equality of educational opportunity. IDRA fulfills its mission through professional development, research and evaluation, policy and leadership development, and programs and materials development. They are committed to valuing philosophy, respecting the knowledge and skills of the individuals they work with, and building on the strengths of the students and parents in their schools. IDRA's professional staff members: are fluent and literate in English and Spanish; have many years of classroom, administrative, and community engagement experience; have graduate degrees – master's and doctorates – from respected universities; and are skilled trainers, accustomed to designing and implementing top-notch workshops.

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  • League of United Latin American Cities (LULAC)
    LULAC's mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
  • Learn and Serve America
    Learn and Serve America supports and encourages service-learning throughout the United States, and enables more than 1 million students to make meaningful contributions to their community while building their academic and civic skills. By engaging our nation's young people in service-learning, Learn and Serve America instills an ethic of lifelong community service.
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
    LISC is dedicated to helping nonprofit community development corporations (CDCs) transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy communities of choice and opportunity—good places to work, do business, and raise children. LISC mobilizes corporate, government, and philanthropic support to provide CDCs with loans, grants, and equity investments; technical and management assistance; and local, state, and national policy support.

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  • MacArthur Foundation
    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. MacArthur is one of the nation's largest independent foundations. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media. Their U.S. programs address relevant national issues, including community and economic development; housing, with a focus on the preservation of affordable rental housing; juvenile justice reform; education, with an emerging interest in digital media and learning; and policy research and analysis.
  • Mercy Housing
    Mercy Housing, a national nonprofit organization, is working to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential. They believe that affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, revitalize neighborhoods, and stabilize lives. Mercy Housing is one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations. They participate in the development, preservation, management, and/or financing of affordable, program-enriched housing across the country. Mercy Housing serves a variety of populations with housing projects for low-income families, seniors, and people with special needs. They acquire and renovate existing housing, as well as develop new affordable rental properties. Mercy Housing is redefining affordable housing by creating a stable foundation where their residents can explore their potential, supported by practical resident programs such as health classes, financial education, employment initiatives, parenting, and afterschool programs for children. Mercy Housing partners with a community and makes a long-term commitment, resulting in positive, measurable outcomes for residents and neighborhoods. They serve as a catalyst, bringing together resources and talent in ways that are changing the face of affordable housing.
  • Minority-Serving Institutions-Community of Partners (MSI-COPC)
    MSI-COPC is an interagency council that strives to increase MSI participation in the work of federal agencies to assist in managing federally funded programs and expose the institutions to the federal procurement programs. They maintain transparency, establish liaisons with the White House Initiatives, and focus on the strengths that exist among the membership in working to increase the participation of MSIs in the competitive federal procurement process.
  • Minority Serving Institutions Research Partnerships Consortium (MSIRPC)
    MSIRPC is the premier national consortium whose purpose is to facilitate collaborations and in-roads between minority serving and majority institutions, small businesses, corporations, and governmental agencies. The priority is to focus on collaboration for contracts with governmental agencies and the private sector encouraging entrepreneurship. These objectives are met through national conferences, regional conferences, and capabilities workshops. Our educational focus is to secure internships, scholarships, and other supplemental educational programs for students.MSIRPC is the premier resource for facilitating capacity building in research, contracting, and entrepreneurship for minority serving institutions.

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  • National Academy of Environmental Design (NAED)
    Created by more than 20 nonprofit organizations, NAED represents more than 500,000 members. People involved in NAED activities come from both industry and academia and are among the world’s most knowledgeable in their field. NAED membership provides the leadership and expertise required to accomplish complex research projects on issues such as climate change, resource depletion, and energy security. The existing National Academies arose during times of extreme need for the nation—the Civil War, the Space Race—and NAED is developing in similar fashion.
  • National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC)
    NAIHC assists tribes and tribal housing entities in reaching their self determined goals of providing culturally relevant, decent, safe, sanitary, and quality affordable housing for Native people in Indian communities and Alaska Native villages. It is the only national organization representing housing interests of tribes and tribal housing entities across the United States.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    NAACP's mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.The organization's vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.
  • National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
    NABE is the only national professional organization devoted to representing Bilingual Learners and Bilingual Education professionals. NABE has affiliates in 20 states that collectively represent more than 5,000 members that include Bilingual and English Language Learner (ELL) teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, administrators, professors, advocates, researchers, and policymakers. NABE also has 18 special interest groups about topics of interest related to bilingual education. NABE's mission is to advocate for our nation's Bilingual and English Language Learners and families and to cultivate a multilingual multicultural society by supporting and promoting policy, programs, pedagogy, research, and professional development that yield academic success, value native language, lead to English proficiency, and respect cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED)
    NACCED was created as an affiliate of the National Association of Counties (NACO) in 1978 to assist in developing the technical capacity of county agencies. They serve more than 120 counties, most of which are CDBG entitlements, as well as a large associate membership of consultants and technology firms. NACCED is a persistent and persuasive voice in Washington on budgetary and regulatory issues pertaining to community, economic and affordable housing development.
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
    NAFEO champions the interests of historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities with the executive, legislative, regulatory, and judicial branches of federal and state government and with corporations, foundations, associations and nongovernmental organizations; provides services to NAFEO members; builds the capacity of HBCUs, their executives, administrators, faculty, staff, and students; and serves as an international voice and advocate for the preservation and enhancement of historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities and for blacks in higher education.
  • National Association of Counties (NACo)
    As part of its mission to improve public understanding of counties, NACo collects, researches, publishes, and disseminates a variety of different information for, on, and about counties. NACo maintains a comprehensive database of information on counties, including a listing of county officials, and links to Capitolimpact.com, which provides nationwide county statistics such as economic and demographic data. In addition, NACo is developing a database of county policies, code, ordinances, and model programs that can be used as examples for other counties.
  • National Association of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)-Title III Administrators, Inc.
    In Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, Congress officially identified the principal characteristics of an HBCU as, among other things: an institution whose principal mission was and is the education of Black Americans; an accredited institution whose principal mission was and is the education of African Americans; and an institution of higher learning that was established before 1964. The mission of the National Association of HBCUs is to encourage and facilitate an open dialogue among Title III eligible schools as they work together to quantify the legislative intent of Title III program legislation, thereby strengthening the resource development capacity of HBCUs in order to move them into the mainstream of American higher education.
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
    Since 1976, NAICU has represented private colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation, and government regulation. Today, through new communication technologies, an improved governance structure, and increased member participation, NAICU has become an even more effective and respected participant in the political process. NAICU members include traditional liberal arts colleges, major research universities, church- and faith-related institutions, historically black colleges and universities, women's colleges, performing and visual arts institutions, two-year colleges, and schools of law, medicine, engineering, business, and other professions.
  • National Association of Planning Councils (NAPC)
    NAPC is a private, nonprofit national organization that promotes quality community planning and supports its members as they provide leadership for community-based human services and health planning and action. Planning councils bring people together to identify needs and work toward solutions, mobilizing community involvement, developing and coordinating services, advocating for informed decisions by funders and policymakers, and linking people with community resources.
  • National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC)
    NBCC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of African-American communities. More than 190 affiliated chapters are locally based throughout the nation as well as international affiliate chapters based in Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, and Jamaica. NBCC is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African-American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora.
  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
    NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.
  • National Civic League (NCL)
    NCL is America's original advocate for community democracy. It is a nonprofit, non-partisan, membership organization dedicated to strengthening citizen democracy by transforming democratic institutions. NCL fosters innovative community building and political reform, assists local governments, and recognizes collaborative community achievement. NCL accomplishes its mission through technical assistance, training, publishing, research, and the All-America City Awards, America's original and most prestigious community recognition program.
  • National Communication Association (NCA)
    NCA is a scholarly society and as such works to enhance the research, teaching, and service produced by its members on topics of both intellectual and social significance. Staff at the NCA national office follow trends in national research, teaching, and service priorities. It both relays those opportunities to its members and represents the academic discipline of communication in those national efforts.
  • National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
    Since 1944, NCAI has been working to inform the public and Congress on the governmental rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives. NCAI has grown over the years from its modest beginnings of 100 people to include 250 member tribes from throughout the United States. Now serving as the major national tribal government organization, NCAI is positioned to monitor federal policy and coordinated efforts to inform federal decisions that affect tribal government interests. Now as in the past, NCAI serves to secure the rights and benefits to which they and their descendants are entitled; to enlighten the public toward the better understanding of the Indian people; to preserve rights under Indian treaties or agreements with the United States; and to promote the common welfare of the American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
    NCLR, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of more than 300 affiliated community-based organizations (CBOs), NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas: assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families.
  • National Education Association (NEA)
    NEA, the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3.2 million members work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States. At the local level, more than 14,000 NEA local affiliate organizations are active in a variety of activities as determined by the local members. These may range from raising funds for scholarship programs to conducting professional workshops on issues that affect faculty and school support staff to bargaining contracts for school district employees. At the state level, NEA affiliate activities are equally wide-ranging. NEA state affiliates, for instance, regularly lobby legislators for the resources schools need, campaign for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and file legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees. At the national level, from its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NEA lobbies Congress and federal agencies on behalf of its members and public schools, supports and coordinates innovative projects, works with other education organizations and friends of public education, provides training and assistance to its affiliates, and generally conducts activities consistent with the policies set by its elected governing bodies. At the international level, NEA is linking educators around the world in an ongoing dialogue dedicated to making schools as effective as they can be.
  • National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)
    Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., NFHA is the only national organization dedicated solely to ending discrimination in housing. NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education and outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, advocacy, and enforcement. Today, NFHA is a consortium of more than 220 private, nonprofit fair housing organizations, state and local civil rights agencies, and individuals from throughout the United States. NFHA recognizes the importance of "home" as a component to the American Dream and hopes to aid in the creation of diverse, barrier free communities across the nation.
  • National Hispanic Business Group (NHBG)
    NHBG was founded in 1985 by a group of prominent Hispanic entrepreneurs with a vision to create an organization entrusted with developing opportunities for Hispanic businesses. Its goal is to seek out and expand opportunities for members by fostering dialogue and economic exchange with the public and private sectors, while supporting social change and community empowerment. NHBG is recognized as a valuable business resource and a voice in the advocacy efforts of the Hispanic business community. Its founders’ vision has grown into an influential network of business leaders who work to break through the many sectors in the business marketplace. Members represent many industries with proven track records of performing beyond the expectations of their clients. The more established members nurture and guide the newer members in the growth and development of their respective businesses. With regularly scheduled meetings of the membership and associated bodies, NHBG events, procurement networking opportunities, and ongoing communications and correspondence, NHBG maintains a direct line of communication with all of its stakeholders.
  • National Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC)
    HEC unites 25 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities for the nearly 50 million Latinos living in the United States and Puerto Rico. Co-chaired by MALDEF and the Migrant Legal Action Program, HEC focuses upon federal legislative issues relating to education, including the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the Head Start Act, the Higher Education Act, adequate federal funding for education, and the educational concerns of English Language Learners. In each of these areas, HEC strives to ensure that dialogue at the federal level regarding education issues reflects the education priorities of the Latino community.
  • National Housing Conference (NHC) and the Center for Housing Policy
    Since 1931, the nonprofit NHC has been dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing for all in America. NHC has earned its strong reputation as the United Voice for Housing by actively engaging and convening its membership in nonpartisan advocacy for effective housing policy solutions at the local, state, and national levels.

    The Center for Housing Policy, NHC’s research affiliate, specializes in developing solutions through research. In partnership with NHC and its members, the center works to broaden understanding of the nation’s housing challenges and to examine the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs. Combining research and practical, real-world expertise, the Center helps to develop effective policy solutions at the national, state and local levels that increase the availability of affordable homes.

  • National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
    NIEA's mission is to support traditional Native cultures and values, to enable Native learners to become contributing members of their communities, to promote Native control of educational institutions, and to improve educational opportunities and resources for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States.
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
    Since 1978, NISOD has been dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators, and staff; and to the continued improvement of teaching and learning, with the ultimate goal of student success. More than 700 community colleges around the world are NISOD-members, including almost every large community college district, the majority of urban and technical colleges in the United States and Canada, and more than 200 small, rural colleges around the world.
  • National Latino Education Institute (NLEI)
    NLEI is a not-for-profit community service agency that was founded in 1972. The organization evolved from an advocacy group formed in the late 1960s by several community leaders who decided to challenge major employers in the city who consistently failed to hire qualified Hispanic applicants. Today, as a provider of quality employment training and placement services. Each year, NLEI places hundreds of job seekers in industrial, clerical, and professional positions with more than 300 companies and directly trains and places more than 200 students annually. Additionally, NLEI provides basic adult education and English as a Second Language classes to hundreds of adults. Over the years, NLEI has formed strong partnerships with many of Chicago's leading businesses. As employers, such businesses have found that NLEI has provided them with applicants who have the training and positive attitude required to compete successfully in today's market. The following is a chronology of major points in historical development of NLEI and its programs.
  • National League of Cities (NLC)
    NLC is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
    NLIHC, established in 1974, is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. The coalition's goals are to: preserve existing federally assisted homes and housing resources; expand the supply of low-income housing; and establish housing stability as the primary purpose of federal low-income housing policy. NLIHC's objectives are to change public opinion, increase capacity of low-income advocates, and to cause federal policymakers to act.
  • National Service-Learning Partnership
    The National Service-Learning Partnership, founded in 2001, is a national network of members dedicated to advancing service-learning as a core part of every young person's education. Service-learning is a teaching method that engages young people in solving problems within their schools and communities as part of their academic studies or other type of intentional learning activity. The network consists of more than 8,500 members in all 50 states.
  • National Society for Hispanic Professionals (NSHP)
    With more than 10,000 members, NSHP is the top U.S. networking association for Hispanic professionals.
  • National Urban League
    The National Urban League is an historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, there are more than 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.
  • Native Hawaiian Education Association (NHEA)
    NHEA, established in 1998, is a private nonprofit organization of Native Hawaiian educators. Adapted after the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), NHEA facilitates a network of Hawaiian educators to attend to the various educational issues that challenge the Hawaiian population and is designed to be a self-sustaining umbrella organization for Hawaiian education and Hawaiian educators. NHEA is a grassroots organization focused on supporting, encouraging, networking, collaborating, and furthering the work of those tasked with the responsibility of educating Native Hawaiian children. As an association, NHEA advocates an educational philosophy that acknowledges a Native Hawaiian perspective to teaching and learning in the 21st century.
  • Native Hawaiian Education Council (NHEC)
    NHEC came about as a result of the 1988 passage of the Native Hawaiian Education Act, which recognized the educational needs of Native Hawaiians and the role of the federal government in addressing those needs. The Act specifies improving educational achievements in five distinctive areas: preschool, elementary (through curriculum development), special education, higher education, and the gifted and talented. Under these five areas, the Act funded six unique programs designed to improve the learning skills of Native Hawaiians with the use of culturally appropriate curriculum, enhanced by traditional Hawaiian teaching methods and values. Programs were designed to instill pride by Native Hawaiians for Native Hawaiians. In 1994, NHEC and five island councils were established to coordinate, assess, and make recommendations for the improvement of educational services and programs for Native Hawaiians.
  • NativeWeb
    NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications, including computer technology and the Internet, to disseminate information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world; to foster communication between native and non-native peoples; to conduct research involving indigenous peoples' usage of technology and the Internet; and to provide resources, mentoring, and services to facilitate indigenous peoples' use of this technology.
  • Neighborhood Networks
    HUD created Neighborhood Networks in 1995 to encourage property owners to establish multiservice community learning centers in HUD insured and assisted properties. Neighborhood Networks was one of the first federal initiatives to promote self-sufficiency and help provide computer access to low-income housing communities. With support from innovative public-private partnerships, Neighborhood Networks centers sponsor a range of services and programs. Nearly all centers offer job training and educational opportunities, and many also provide programs that include access to healthcare information and microenterprise development.
  • New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)
    NERCHE is a center for inquiry, research, and policy that supports administrators, faculty, and staff across the region in becoming more effective practitioners and leaders as they navigate the complexities of institutional innovation and change. NERCHE focuses on higher education institutions as complex workplaces, providing resources for practitioners who are exploring innovative ways to shape higher education and create opportunities for learning and applying their collective knowledge and experience. NERCHE's research projects, programs, and activities draw upon the practitioner perspective to improve practice and to inform and influence policy, moving from the local to regional and national levels.

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  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA)
    OHA's vision statement blends the thoughts and leadership of both King Kalakaua, and his sister, Queen Lili'uokalani. Both faced tumultuous times and met their challenges head on. "Ho'oulu Lahui" was King Kalakaua's motto. "Aloha" expresses the high values of Queen Lili'uokalani. OHA's mission is to malama (protect) Hawaii's people and environmental resources and OHA's assets, toward ensuring the perpetuation of the culture, the enhancement of lifestyle, and the protection of entitlements of Native Hawaiians, while enabling the building of a strong and healthy Hawaiian people and nation, recognized nationally and internationally.
  • Office of Indian Education (OIE)
    The No Child Left Behind Act amends the Indian education programs as Title VII, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This landmark in education reform embodies four key principles: stronger accountability for results; greater flexibility in the use of federal funds; more choices for parents of children from disadvantaged backgrounds; and an emphasis on research-based instruction that works. OIE's mission is to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state standards as all students.
  • Office of Native American Programs (ONAP)
    ONAP's primary roles consist of: ensuring that safe, decent, and affordable housing is available to Native American families; creating economic opportunities for Tribes and Indian housing residents; assisting Tribes in the formulation of plans and strategies for community development; and ensuring fiscal integrity in the operation of the programs. ONAP consists of six Area Offices, in addition to the Headquarters Office in Washington, D.C., and the National Program Office on Denver, Colorado. Together, the National Headquarters and National Program Office in Denver are responsible for the implementation and administration of all Departmental programs that are specific to Native Americans. The six Area offices provide local administration of the Department's programs, including making and implementing funding decisions, providing direct interaction with grantees, monitoring grantee activity, and working closely with tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) to help address housing and community development issues.
  • Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) and HUD USER
    PD&R supports HUD's efforts to help create cohesive, economically healthy communities. They are responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues. They provide reliable and objective data and analysis to help inform policy decisions. HUD USER is PD&R's information source for housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and the American public. HUD USER is the primary source for federal government reports and information on housing policy and programs, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and other housing-related topics. HUD USER also creates and distributes a wide variety of useful information products and services.

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  • Pacific American Foundation
    The Pacific American Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Pacific Americans. Established in 1993, the Pacific American Foundation has developed more than a dozen different programs, created a variety of culturally based curriculum for public schools, and has touched the lives of thousands of Pacific Americans in Hawaii and abroad. The Pacific American Foundation is working to build a brighter future through the following pathways: education, mentorship/leadership training, employment, research and development, and community partnerships.
  • Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT)
    PCATT is a not-for-profit consortium of the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges. The mission of PCATT is to develop and provide training in advanced technology applications that enhance economic and workforce development programs and initiatives in the State of Hawai'i and the Pacific Rim.
  • Partnership for Sustainable Communities
    On June 16, 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined together to help communities nationwide improve access to affordable housing, increase transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment. The Partnership for Sustainable Communities works to coordinate federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollution. The partnership agencies incorporate six principles of livability into federal funding programs, policies, and future legislative proposals.
  • Planetizen
    Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange provided by Urban Insight for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, commentary, interviews, event coverage, book reviews, announcements, jobs, consultant listings, training, and more. Planetizen prides itself on covering a wide number of planning, design, and development issues, from transportation to global warming, architecture to infrastructure, housing and community development to historic preservation. They provide a forum for people across the political and ideological spectrum, ensuring a healthy debate on these and other important issues.
  • PlanetYouth: The Native American Youth Connection
    PlanetYouth connects American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian youth to people, cultural resources, and fun using the Internet. Parents, researchers, and teachers will find the site an important and useful resource for providing opportunities for Native and non-Native youth and their families, with access to a base of knowledge about American Indian history, facts, and culture.
  • Planning and the Black Community Division (PBCD) of the American Planning Association (APA)
    PBCD's mission is to: provide a forum for planners, administrators, public officials, students and other APA members to address issues of significance to the Black community; and promote knowledge exchange between members and other organizations, encourage and support professional development among Black planners, and provide career information.
  • PolicyLink
    Founded in 1999, PolicyLink connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and prosper. Such communities offer access to quality jobs, affordable housing, good schools, transportation, and the benefits of healthy food and physical activity. Guided by the belief that those closest to the nation’s challenges are central to finding solutions, PolicyLink relies on the wisdom, voice, and experience of local residents and organizations.
  • Promise Neighborhoods Institute (PNI)
    PNI at PolicyLink combines the leadership of PolicyLink, the Harlem Children's Zone, and the Center for the Study of Social Policy in order to provide resources and guidance to build and sustain burgeoning Promise Neighborhoods. The Institute, a nonprofit, independent organization, assists Promise Neighborhoods in connecting local resources to wrap children in education, health, and social supports from the cradle-to-college-to-career, and serves as a link to federal, public, and private investors. The Institute also provides Promise Neighborhoods communities with leadership and management coaching, communications strategy, and other resources that support their efforts to ensure that: children are healthy and prepared for school entry; children and youth are healthy and succeed in school; youth graduate from high school and college; and families and neighborhoods support the healthy development, academic success, and wellbeing of their children.

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  • RefWorks-COS
    RefWorks-COS, a business unit of ProQuest, LLC, provides an entire suite of tools and services designed to facilitate discovery and research from start to finish. Their suite of products support researchers, research managers, information specialists, and students in all types of organizations--from academia and government agencies to medical facilities and corporations.
  • Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse (RBC)
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) supports the Department's efforts to help create cohesive, economically viable and healthy communities. PD&R is responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues. The Office provides reliable and objective data and analysis to help inform policy decisions. PD&R is committed to involving a greater diversity of perspectives, methods, and researchers in HUD research. As called for in the "American Homeownership and Economic Opportunity Act of 2000", RBC was established to collect, process, assemble, and disseminate information on the barriers faced in the creation and maintenance of affordable housing. The Clearinghouse is hosted by HUD USER, the primary source for federal government reports and information on housing policy and programs, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and other housing-related topics.
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
    As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health, RWJF has a unique capability and responsibility to confront the most pressing health and healthcare problems threatening modern society. Their efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America, and their healthcare—how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families. As RWJF invests in improving systems through which people receive care and in fostering environments that promote health and prevent disease and injury, they expect to achieve comprehensive, meaningful, and timely change. RWJF is guided by a fundamental premise: they are stewards of private funds that must be used in the public's interest. They create leverage by building evidence and producing, synthesizing, and distributing knowledge, new ideas, and expertise. They harness the power of partnerships by bringing together key players, collaborating with colleagues, and securing the sustained commitment of other funders and advocates to improve the health and healthcare of all Americans.
  • The Rural School and Community Trust
    The Rural School and Community Trust is a national nonprofit organization that addresses the crucial relationship between good schools and thriving communities. Their mission is to help rural schools and communities get better together. Working in some of the poorest, most challenging places, the Rural Trust involves young people in learning linked to their communities, improves the quality of teaching and school leadership, and advocates in a variety of ways for appropriate state educational policies, including the key issue of equitable and adequate funding for rural schools.

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  • Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH)
    SACRPH is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting scholarship on the planning of cities and metropolitan regions over time, and to bridging the gap between the scholarly study of cities and the practice of urban planning. The organization's members come from a range of professions and areas of interest, and include historians, architects, planners, environmentalists, landscape designers, public policymakers, preservationists, community organizers, and students and scholars from across the country and around the world. The society is governed by a Board of Trustees, and serves approximately 300 members in the United States and abroad.
  • StudentJobs.gov
    StudentJobs.gov is the one-stop portal for a range of employment opportunities for students within the federal government, whether in high school, college, or graduate school.

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  • Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education
    The Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education is a quarterly publication, funded in part by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.
  • Tribal Energy Program
    The Tribal Energy Program, under the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, promotes Tribal energy sufficiency, and fosters economic development and employment on Tribal lands through the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The Tribal Energy Program's mission is to provide financial and technical assistance to Tribes through government-to-government partnerships that: empower Tribal leaders to make informed decisions about energy choices; bring renewable energy and energy efficiency options to Indian Country; enhance human capacity through education and training; improve local Tribal economies and the environment; and make a difference in the quality of life of Native Americans.

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  • UNCF
    At a time when a college degree is what a high school diploma was to previous generations, the minimum entry-level requirement for almost every well-paying career, UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 65,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they want and deserve.
  • Urban Affairs Association (UAA)
    UAA is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service providers. UAA exists to: encourage the dissemination of information about urbanism and urbanization; support the development of university education, research, and service programs in urban affairs; and provide leadership in fostering urban affairs as a professional and academic field. Today, UAA includes almost 600 institutional, individual, and student members from colleges and universities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Among its other activities, UAA sponsors the Journal of Urban Affairs, a refereed annual journal, publishing manuscripts related to urban research and policy analysis of interest to both scholars and practitioners.
  • The Urban Institute
    The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues to foster sound public policy and effective government.
  • Urbanicity
    Urbanicity is widely regarded as ones of the world's foremost platforms for local governments and urban-related information. It is used as a news and reference source by more than 40,000 regular and casual visitors from all over the world each month.
  • USAJOBS
    USAJOBS is the federal government's official job portal. Visitors can search and apply for all available job openings throughout the government.
  • U.S. Department of Education (ED)
    ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. ED's 4,200 employees and $68.6 billion budget are dedicated to: Establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds; collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research; focusing national attention on key educational issues; and prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.

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  • White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
    Established by Executive Order 13230, signed on October 12, 2001, the initiative and its 17-member commission examine the underlying causes of the achievement gap existing between Hispanic Americans and their peers.
  • White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    This White House initiative, first established in 1980 by Executive Order 12232, strives to strengthen the capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to provide excellence in education.
  • White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities
    The Office of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities leads the implementation of Executive Order 13270, ensuring that the nation's Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) are more fully recognized and have full access to federal programs benefiting other higher education institutions.
  • Women In Government
    Women In Government's Access to Higher Education Policy Research Center is dedicated to identifying policy issues, gathering research data and information, and providing a centralized clearinghouse for state legislators on ways to increase access to higher education for women and minorities.

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