Diversity Awareness Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the St. Louis region around issues of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We achieve our mission through youth programs, diversity training, community forums and diversity publications. Themed Make a Difference by Accepting Everyone Else’s, Diversity Awareness Partnership has become a replicable model for communities across the nation in advancing diversity and inclusion efforts.
The District Diversity Council was created in 2001 and is charged with promoting an atmosphere of appreciation for all people at St. Louis Community College regardless of differences in race, gender, age, lifestyle, disability and class. The council works to ensure the curriculum will be more inclusive; the campus activities will create a climate of mutual respect; and faculty, staff, and students will reflect the diversity of our society.
The University of Missouri - St. Louis is devoted to fostering a campus and regional culture of inclusion where diversity of all types is embraced and recognized as the strength of the communities, state, nation, and world we live, work, and learn in.
Launched in 2001, the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative assists area companies in building successful diversity and inclusion programs through training, convening and consulting. The Initiative is made up of companies, organizations and agencies committed to attracting, retaining and advancing talented, diverse employees. A diverse workforce and robust multicultural supplier programs are vital to the growth of the St. Louis region and companies doing business here.
Continuously published, without missing a single issue, for 84 years, The St. Louis American newspaper has emerged as the leading, most-trusted voice of the area’s African-American community, and has extended its reach to become a major multi-platform media entity in Missouri.
The primary goal of the Fair is to attract a diverse group of 2L and 3L students to the metropolitan St. Louis legal community, encourage them to practice law in the area, and become an integral part of our community. The Job Fair steering committee has invited law firms, corporations, and government agencies from all over the nation. The St. Louis Diversity Job Fair Committee along with legal employer Job Fair participants strive to ensure that the make-up of the local Bar reflects the composition of the community in which we live and the clients we serve.
The Regional Business Council works to create a vibrant, minority-friendly business community, both by increasing the hiring and promoting of minorities and by broadening the pool of minority supplier contracts within RBC companies.
For over 80 years, The National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis (NCCJ St. Louis) has promoted understanding and respect among all races, religions, and cultures through its advocacy and educational programs that embrace diversity, self-awareness, and community-wide change. Operating continuously since 1930, we were originally founded as a regional office of the National Conference for Christians and Jews. We incorporated as a local, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2005.
The St. Louis Black Leadership is an action group which improves the quality of life for African Americans in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region by initiating appropriate action to bring about effective targeted change based on a focused agenda carried out through dialogue, catalytic partnerships and direct action.
The mission of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is to empower African Americans and others throughout the region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality and civil rights.
The Black Rep is the nation’s largest, professional African-American theatre company. The company was established in 1976 by Ron Himes, then a student at Washington University in St. Louis, as the Phoenix Theatre Troupe.
Cultural Leadership is modeled after a similar program in Washington, D.C., Operation Understanding DC (founded by Karen Kalish in 1993), which was inspired by a similar program, Operation Understanding, begun in Philadelphia in 1985 by former Congressman William H. Gray III and George Ross, former President of the American Jewish Committee in Philadelphia. Both programs were designed to rekindle the historical alliance between Jews and African Americans. Historically, these two groups have worked side by side to fight for social justice. Cultural Leadership expanded on this mission.
InSight St. Louis is a non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting the best graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to the St. Louis Region to live and work. Formed in 2006, we are a coalition of leading St. Louis-based Fortune 500 and midsize corporations recruiting for career paths in St. Louis.