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Multicultural Organizations

 
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Race Organizations
African Refugee Assimilation Center of Michigan
New Africa Business Center Building
The African Assimilation Center exist to assist African Refugees in continuing their language acquisition skills and other services after the expiration of formal training classes and services offered through the traditional resettlement agencies. Our programs are post resettlement support, not to overlap the existing services.
1309 Madison SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Phone: (616) 248-3552 / (616) 633-6773
Fax: (616) 452-3221
E-mail: humanity.africa@sbcglobal.net
 

BL²END
Business Leaders Linked To Encourage New Directions

MISSION: "To foster an environment of growth and belonging, where young professionals of color can connect with each other, develop professionally, and contribute to the local community."
"Mix...Mingle...BL²END"

E-mail: info@grblend.org

 
Chinese Culture Group of Greater Grand Rapids
Through regular meetings and tools such as our web group, we assist families in learning about the adoption process, raising multiracial families, and Chinese culture with the goal of having well informed and culturally prepared families.
Grand Rapids Urban League
The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.
Address: 745 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 245-2207
 
Heart of West Michigan United Way - Project Blueprint
Project Blueprint is a leadership development program that increases ethnic minority involvement in our community by recruiting, training and facilitating placement of graduates on local boards and committees.
Address: 118 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4106
Phone: (616) 459-6281
Fax: (616) 459-8460
 
Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
The mission of the Hispanic Center is to advance the full and productive participation of Hispanic people in the life of the broader community through advocacy and the provision of service, thereby building unity and diversity in the community.
Address: 730 Grandville Avenue, SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 742-0200
Fax: (616) 742-0205
 
Multiracial Association of Professionals
The Multiracial Association of Professionals will create a strong network of professionals of all races in West Michigan and assist organizations to welcome, retain and connect professionals of color and their family.
Address: 111 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 771-0300
Fax: (616) 771-0318
 
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The primary focus of the NAACP continues to be the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities.
Address: 640 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 243-1300
Fax: (616) 243-9792
 
Native American Community Services
The goal of Native American Community Services is to deliver services and information that encourages healthy life-styles while discouraging the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Our program strives to ensure that the information and services are culturally relevant and age-appropriate.
Address: 671 Davis Ave NW Suite 103, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 458-4078
Fax: (616) 458-2096
 
The Asian Center
The Asian Center was established in 1994 in order to respond to the needs of culturally sensitive human services among the Asian Americans in West Michigan, as well as in the United States. The Asian Center is designed to be the head office while The Asian Center of West Michigan has been established as a local chapter responding to local needs. Grants have been received both from local and state agencies for its operation.
Address: 1444 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Phone: (616) 301-3987
Fax: (616) 301-6937
 
Economic Growth
Michigan Minority Business Development Council  MMBDC
MMBDC is a privately funded, non-profit, business development organization. Through this interactive web site, MMBDC continues to fulfill its primary objective of enhancing business opportunities and professional development.
Address: 143 Bostwick N.E. Main Bldg., Room 208M, Grand Rapids, Ml 49503
Phone: (616) 776-1724
Fax: (616) 776-7772
 
Education
Calvin College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program
The primary mission of the African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Minor at Calvin College is to provide a liberal- arts- focused curriculum that will assist students in fulfilling the stated goals of the College as an institution of higher education rooted in the Reformed Tradition of Christianity. To this end, the program will prepare Calvin students, its wider constituency, and community to understand Africa’s role in the formation of the Americas and the continent’s role in geopolitics and culture.
Address: 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: (616) 526-6186
Fax: (616) 526-8799
 
Grand Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism GRACE - Institute for Healing Racism
Creating a community of compassion and justice by organizing responses to human need and issues of faith.
Address: 207 East Fulton, 4th Floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3210
Phone: (616) 774-2042
Fax: (616) 774-2883
 
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce - Institute for Healing Racism
The Institute for Healing Racism programs began at the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce in 1997. The Institute exists to eliminate individual and institutional racism and to promote oneness of humankind.
Address: 111 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Phone: (616) 771-0300
Fax: (616) 771-0318
 
Grand Rapids Community College-Diversity Learning Center
The purpose of the Diversity Learning Center is to insure an inclusive and flexible learning environment in support of professional growth and respect for individual differences.
Address: 143 Bostwick NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 234-4000
 
Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs
Address: 1 Campus Drive, 130 Commons, Allendale, MI 49401
Phone: (616) 331-2177
Fax: (616) 331-3195
 
Holland Institute for Healing Racism- Holland Area Chamber of Commerce
Address: 272 E. 8th St., Holland, MI  49423
Phone: (616) 392-2389
Fax: (616) 392-7379
 
Leaven Center
The Leaven Center is a retreat and study center committed to nurturing the relationship between spirituality and social justice. We offer education, resources, and hospitality for all who seek to be leavening agents for change, resisting oppression and engendering hope. The Leaven Center can accommodate 23 people overnight and up to 40 during the day. The ground floors of our facilities are barrier-free.
Address: 7981 Peckins Road, Lyons, MI 48851
Office Phone: (989) 855-2277
Lodge Phone: (989) 855-2805
 
Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance
The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance seeks to dismantle racial, socioeconomic, and institutional barriers to ensure that people of all ethnic backgrounds have equal access and opportunity to participate fully in the life of the community.
Holland Location: 287 Lincoln Avenue, Holland, MI, Phone: (616) 846-9074
Grand Haven Location: 15051 177th Street, Grand Haven, MI, Phone: (616) 546-3196
 
Muskegon Institute for Healing Racism
Address: 1095 3rd Street St. 10, Muskegon, MI 49441-1976
Phone: (231) 777-7883
 
Governmental
Grand Rapids Community Media Center
Address: 711 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Phone: (616) 459-4788
Fax: (616) 459-3970
 
Fair Housing Center of Greater Grand Rapids
The Fair Housing Center of Greater Grand Rapids works to ensure equal housing opportunities. The agency provides a variety of services directed toward education and enforcement, including investigating complaints of housing discrimination. The agency will work with victims of housing discrimination to ensure justice through advocacy, education, and litigation.
Address: 1514 Wealthy Street SE, Suite 226, Grand Rapids MI 49506
Phone: (616) 451-2980
 
Grand Rapids Women’s Resource Center
Riverview Center Address: 678 Front Ave. NW, Suite 180, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
 
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to working with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Hispanic owned business in West Michigan.
Address: 415 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 233-3475
Fax: (866) 618-0048
 
National Organizations
College Board
The College Board helps high school students make a successful transition to higher education. This site provides extensive information, services, and products for students and parents as well as for professional educators in both secondary and higher education.
 
Diversity Web
An interactive resources hub for Higher Education.
 
NAACP
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization helping to raise awareness about minority issues.