Multicultural Resources in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids offers a wealth of diversity resources.
The Asian Center's
mission is to achieve a diversified, caring, just, and democratic global community by assisting individuals, families, groups, and communities to improve the conditions and meet the needs through self and collective actualization.
The Atlas Avenue Community Center
serves the LGBT communities of Western Michigan through networking, referrals, and resources .
serves as an outlet for young professionals of color to learn, network, grow and become engaged in the Grand Rapids community
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
is known for its leadership in the area of diversity initiatives and programming including the Institute for Healing Racism.
Grand Rapids Sister Cities International
is a non-profit organization interested in coordinating, promoting and expanding international relationships and activities in the areas of trade, culture, and education.
The Grand Rapids Urban League
is dedicated to delivering services and creating systemic changes that eliminate racism and increase the availability of quality life chances.
Grand Valley State University's Diversity Resource Offices
serve faculty, staff, students, and the community through its Inclusion and Equity Office, Disability Support Services, LGBT Resource Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Padnos International Center, and Women's Center.
The Hispanic Center of West Michigan
serves as a resource for the Hispanic and broader community.
The Kent ISD Diversity Initiative
focuses on healing racism to improve student achievement by supporting and initiating leadership/coordination for county-wide efforts, educational opportunities and communication.
The League of Women Voters - Grand Rapids
works with and for the Grand Rapids community to discover the power of voting and the potential for change through civic participation.
is a program of the Grand Rapids Chamber that creates a strong network of diverse professionals to welcome newcomers to the community.
The Mexican Heritage Association
is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching diversity through the promotion Mexican culture in our community.
The Michigan Black Expo, Inc.
is a non-profit social change conglomerate of Africentric events, products and services.
The Grand Rapids' branch of the NAACP
may be reached at (616)243-1000.
Partners for a Racism-Free Community
is a movement of committed citizens and organizations working to move Greater Grand Rapids from “that’s the way it is” to “racism-free” through personal commitments, institutional efforts, social advocacy, and persistent intolerance of racist attitudes, words and behaviors.
The West Michigan Filipino-American Association
is dedicated to maintaining, preserving, and cultivating Filipino culture and heritage, and helping others to share the same goals.
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber
is dedicated to working with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Hispanic owned businesses and to assist in the professional growth of Hispanic business leaders in West Michigan.
The West Michigan Minority Contractors Association
is a non-profit organization of members that work toward the common good of promoting the professional interest of one another.
The Woodrick Diversity Learning Center
at Grand Rapids Community College works to institutionalize diversity.