A searchable directory of racial equity programs and training providers that can help your organization combat racism and increase cultural competence.

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Access Philanthropy

Access Philanthropy provides research, free of charge, on MN-based and Nationally-based organizations that give to BIPOC, LGBTQI, and other marginalized communities.

Access Philanthropy Charities provides fee-based fiscal sponsorship services to underserved organizations - current organizations are predominately BIPOC. For questions about fiscal sponsorship, please contact gail@accessphilanthropy.com.

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A for-profit business
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Achieving Cultural Competency Consulting Services

Achieving Cultural Competence strives to put change in motion. Cultural competence, inclusion learnings, and inclusive tools and methods assist organizations and communities to live and work effectively in a multicultural society. Services include consultation, social research, civic engagement, facilitation, training, and dialogue convening models. Languages include Spanish, Somali and Hmong.

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African American Registry

African American Registry addresses white privilege, anti-racism and cultural competency in community agencies, businesses, schools and colleges through conferences, K-12 curricula, and more. Affordable workshops offer groups an unmatched journey of truth and reconciliation with narrative assistance and a 'Circle Group' process (web, phone, and in-person formats).

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A non-profit entity
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Get tools to foster community action
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

Afro American Development Association

Afro American Development Association (AADA) works to alleviate poverty by supporting New American and other diverse communities. AADA fosters job opportunities, reduces dependency on government assistance, promotes education, and through training and capacity-building contributes to greater economic growth and development throughout this region of Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Northwest
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A non-profit entity
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Get tools to foster community action
Change policy to reduce institutional racism

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability works for racial, economic, and environmental justice in the ways growth and development occur throughout the Twin Cities region by offering peer learning opportunities with and about racial justice analysis and supporting coalitions engaged in campaigns that tackle structural racism.

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No
Region
Twin Cities
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A non-profit entity
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Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Get tools to foster community action
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

AMAZEworks

AMAZEworks creates equity and belonging for all. AMAZEworks supports healthy identities and respect across differences by working at the intersections of anti-bias education, diversity/inclusion, and social emotional learning. Based in research and best practices, AMAZEworks provides anti-bias education curricula, tools, training, and equity consulting for schools, communities, and organizations.

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American Indian Resource Center

The AIRC is a tribal, community and student services building with classes in Indian Studies, Ojibwe language and Ojibwe art. AIRC has classrooms, a computer lab, special event facilities and office space for Native American staff and faculty. AIRC also provides retention counseling and community and professional programs and trainings.

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No
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Northwest
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A government entity
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
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Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Today's youth require school environments promoting respect, inclusiveness & civility. At A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE, we offer a variety of training programs for pre-K through 12th grade school communities - educators, administrators, youth, families - focusing on development of inclusive culture and respectful school climate by addressing bias and bullying.

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Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Anti-Defamation League's A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE ® Institute provides anti-bias training and resources for educators, parents, students and all members in the community. Interactive workshops and curriculum help families, teachers and caregivers create sustained bias-free classrooms and homes encouraging children to appreciate diversity at any age.

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Change policy to reduce institutional racism
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Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles (ASDIC) Partnership

Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles are intensive, in-depth study and dialogue focused on systemic, institutional, and cultural racism, and provide a guided series of readings to deepen participants' understanding of racism, capacity to identify white norms, privileges, and power structures; and foster community and antiracist consciousness and action.

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Ashlee Consulting LLC

Aeriel and Kyle Ashlee, co-founders of Ashlee Consulting, provide engaging keynotes and trainings on vulnerability, identity, and storysharing as tools to foster space for bold conversations. They are award-winning authors of VITAL: A Torch for Your Social Justice Journey, a book for incorporating social justice into everyday life.

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A for-profit business
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Change policy to reduce institutional racism
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BE MSP

A toolkit for sparking conversations and building an inclusive culture in the workplace. This toolkit is about shifting the focus of diversity efforts from an exercise in risk mitigation to a source for growth. This initiative is about unlocking the full potential of every individual, no matter their background or identity, and creating an environment where people thrive. When organizations achieve a truly inclusive culture, they achieve higher financial performance, have a more satisfied workforce, and attract the best talent.

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No
Region
Central
Twin Cities
Type
A non-profit entity
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Get tools to foster community action
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

Carlyle Brown

60 minute solo performance created to inspire open and honest conversations about race and diversity followed by a facilitated discussion.

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Twin Cities
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A for-profit business
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Find training and technical assistance
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Join a racial equity coalition

Charities Review Council

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Toolkit is an affordable, organization-focused, self-administered assessment for organizations wishing to build a more effective and reflective organization from the inside out. It’s made up of three distinct parts, and is intended to assess three important components of an organization: people, processes, and power structures.

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Central
Northland
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Southern
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West Central
Twin Cities
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A non-profit entity
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Find training and technical assistance
Change policy to reduce institutional racism

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc. (CJMM)

CJMM offers tours, events, advocacy, speakers, and educational materials to discuss events around the Duluth lynching and current racism. DVDs "Bringing the Truth to Light: A Community Forum on Racism Today" and "Racial Equity in Education" are available. CJMM hosts an annual dinner to recognize people committed to racial justice.

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No
Region
Northland
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A non-profit entity
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Find training and technical assistance
Replicate a racial equity program

Commonsense Consulting@Work

CommonSense Consulting@Work provides its clients with strategies and solutions that foster workplace inclusion, engagement and performance.
CSC partners with clients that have to address the change in customer and employee demographics as well as workplace culture and environment. CSC provides the tools and strategies to value, respect and leverage diversity and allow clients to achieve their business plans. CSC provides value-added scheduling, services, and collaborative relationships for the right price point.

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Yes
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Central
Northland
Northwest
Southern
Southwest
West Central
Twin Cities
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A for-profit business
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Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Minnesota's only Muslim civil rights advocacy organization, CAIR-MN trainings include Islam and Muslim community, Somali community/culture, diversity and inclusion, media, and civil rights. "Positive Interactions," an annual day-long seminar for employers and law enforcement, has trained almost all major Minnesota corporations on Islamophobia and religious accommodation.

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Yes
Region
Central
Northland
Northwest
Southern
Southwest
West Central
Twin Cities
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A non-profit entity
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Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Get tools to foster community action
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program

Create CommUNITY

Create CommUNITY Learning Circles project offers varying levels of anti-racism and intentional social interaction activities to address systemic change using an anti-racism analysis in Central Minnesota.

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No
Region
Central
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A mayor's community initiative
Services
Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program
Join a racial equity coalition

Crossroads AntiRacism Organizing & Training

MCARI assists organizations to develop capacity to address racism as a systemic issue by equipping internal leadership with tools for individual & institutional transformation. MCARI offers introductory & comprehensive workshops on the systemic institutionalized dynamics of racism (including manifestations that limit full institutional potential) and dismantling strategies.

See also www.crossroadsantiracism.org

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Central
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A non-profit entity
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Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Replicate a racial equity program

Cultural Diversity Resources

Cultural Diversity Resources provides customized cultural competency & diversity training, cultural presentations and an annual diversity conference. Service area is Fargo Moorhead communities in Cass County, ND and Clay County in MN.

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Northwest
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A non-profit entity
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CultureBrokers LLC

CultureBrokers LLC provides customized solutions to for-profit, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations wanting to improve their outcomes with culturally diverse employees, customers, and communities. Our approach makes your success inevitable by harnessing the dynamism of diversity and employing breakthrough rules of change. Our committed clientele experience quick, effective, and sustainable results.

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Central
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Southern
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Social enterprise
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Dakota County Technical College

DCTC has embraced diversity as one of the institution's most important priorities. Multicultural Leadership Diploma (MLD) program aims to improve enrollment and graduation rates of student populations historically underserved and underrepresented in higher education. The program embraces the challenge to enhance the professional advancement of minorities in Minnesota.

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Twin Cities
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A government entity
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Change policy to reduce institutional racism

Discussions that Encounter

The goal of "Discussions that Encounter" forums, held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, is to bring together people from all walks of life to engage in in-depth conversation about the injustices of the concept of race and racism, offering the opportunity to build new relationships.

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No
Region
Twin Cities
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A non-profit entity
Services
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Replicate a racial equity program
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Diversity Council

Spark! "Connecting People, Igniting Change" is a comprehensive series of age-appropriate, anti-bias workshops that focus on respecting human differences. Workshops are presented in collaboration with area public and private schools.

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Yes
Region
Southern
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A non-profit entity
Services
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Replicate a racial equity program

Diversity Made Simple

Marriage & Family Therapist, Lambers Fisher, has equipped over 15,000 helping professionals in various fields with positive and shame-free strategies for reducing cultural offenses and repairing cross-cultural relationships. Lambers provides live interactive in-person and online training, as well as on-demand training options as well.

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Central
Northland
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Southern
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A for-profit business
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving

Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege

The toolkit is meant for anyone who feels there is a lack of productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships, both on a micro (individual) and macro (communal) level. Training of this kind can provide historical context about the politics of identity and the dynamics of power and privilege or help build greater self-awareness.
SOURCE: The MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California.

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Central
Northland
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Southern
Southwest
West Central
Twin Cities
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A non-profit entity
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Replicate a racial equity program

East Side Arts Council

Belonging Circles is an afterschool curriuculm booklet for grades K-4 that uses the arts to help students build tolerance and life skills. It includes lesson plans for easy projects that promote discussions about belonging in a community, and lists characteristics of successful afterschool programs. A free guide for replicating is available.

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Region
Twin Cities
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A non-profit entity
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Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Replicate a racial equity program

EdChange

EdChange is an award-winning and internationally recognized collaboration of facilitators, activists, and educators, two based in the Twin Cities. EdChange creates and facilitates workshops on anti-racism, cultural competence, and white privilege, working to push the conversation beyond "heroes and holidays" and toward a genuine examination of how racism permeates our lives.

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A collaborative of individual anti-racism facilitators, educators, and activists.
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Change policy to reduce institutional racism

Equity Literacy Institute

The Equity Literacy Institute is a team of equity specialists who work with schools, school districts, higher education institutions, and other organizations that are ready to cultivate serious institutional change. We use a framework called "equity literacy," which focuses on helping educators become a threat to the existence of inequity in their spheres of influence.

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Everybody In

We align, we convene, we connect and we amplify the existing racial equity work to better organize Minnesota’s employment and enterprise equity ecosystems.

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No
Region
Central
Northland
Northwest
Southern
Southwest
West Central
Twin Cities
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A non-profit entity
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Find training and technical assistance
Convene diverse groups for relationship building and problem solving
Get tools to foster community action
Change policy to reduce institutional racism
Join a racial equity coalition

A series of conversations more than a decade ago gave rise to growing interests in having Minnesota Compass develop and maintain an on-line inventory of people and organizations working to promote cultural competence and advance anti-racism efforts. With a grant from the Saint Paul Foundation’s Facing Race Initiative we launched the first listing of 40 organizations and programs ten years ago. Now the directory is more important than ever. Supported with funds from the Bush Foundation, the Racial Equity Resource Directory continues to serve as a hub for finding and connecting with people, programs and organizations working together to increase cultural competence and combat institutional racism.

Thanks for submitting or updating a listing for the MN Compass Racial Equity Resource Directory! This directory sees thousands of visits each year from people dedicated to advancing equity. Your accurate listing will help people reach you quickly.

Before submitting an update, please check your listing at https://www.mncompass.org/resources/racial-equity-directory to confirm whether changes are needed.

We appreciate the support of The Bush Foundation, which makes it possible to share this information with the public for free. If you have any questions, contact Justin Hollis at justin.hollis@wilder.org.

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