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Organization Overview:  The mission of the AFRP is to perpetuate and promote the rich, cultural Palestinian heritage to the Ramallah family and their descendants in diaspora – estimated at approximately 40,000 in the U.S. – by providing programs that foster cultural and social interaction, as well as educational, humanitarian, civic and charitable opportunities.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  Arabic,Palestinian
Street:  27484 Ann Arbor Trail
City/Township:  Westland
State:  MI
Zip Code:  MI 48185
Country:  USA
Phone:  (734) 425-1600
Fax No:  (734) 425-3985
Organization Name:  Anti-Defamation League Michigan
Organization Overview:  The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. MISSION STATEMENT “The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.” ADL Charter October 1913 The Michigan Region focuses on combating anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds in the state of Michigan. This work is especially relevant in Metropolitan Detroit where so many different cultures and communities live side-by-side. Our initiatives in classrooms and the workplace counteract bias and bigotry in the community. We also provide education and outreach, including pro-Israel advocacy, to the community and international visitors. Additionally, our trainings, resources and collaborations on hate crimes and extremism for law enforcement are unsurpassed.
Language:  English
Cultures:  Jewish
Street:  4000 Town Center Dr
City/Township:  Southfield
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48075
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 353-7553
Fax No:  (248) 353-1264
Organization Overview:  ACC (Arab American and Chaldean Council) is the premier non-profit human service organization providing services to the Middle Eastern and mainstream communities in Southeast Michigan. Administrative staff members will be housed in the new 11,000-square-foot space, which will feature an expanded administrative office. “Our new space is centrally located between the three counties we serve, allowing us to better access our clients,” said Dr. Haifa Fakhouri, ACC President and CEO. “We are excited about this new space and look forward to becoming an active member of the Troy community.”
Language:  Arabic,Assyrian,Chaldean,English
Cultures:  All,American,Arabic,Assyrian,Chaldean,Egyptian,Iraqi,Jordanian
Street:  363 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 300
City/Township:  Troy
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48084
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 559-1990
Fax No:  (248) 559-9117
Organization Name:  Atlantic Impact
Organization Overview:  Atlantic Impact increases opportunity in persistently low-achieving schools by using history, community engagement, and global exchange. Through experiential learning and student-led opportunities, youth develop college-ready skills that empower them to become the next generation of urban innovators. Atlantic Impact Goals: •To create a national movement which impacts urban youth across the country surrounding an experience which has shaped our nation’s past, present, and future – the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. •To bring awareness to youth on a personal level as to how a nationally and globally significant experience impacts their lives and individual communities. •To use historical and cultural examples as a model for success in the lives of at-risk urban youth. •To self-empower youth through understanding that they are capable and ready to become agents of change in their communities, nation, and in the larger global society. •To connect and engage youth in dialogue throughout impacted countries through this globally shared experience which was directly felt across four continents, promoting important intercultural exchange for global competency.
Language:  English
Cultures:  African-American,Afro-Caribbean,Caribbean
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48224
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 757-KIDS
Organization Name:  Casa Latina
Organization Overview:  Casa Latina is the first and only community center for Latinos and supporters in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Casa Latina promotes and supports full participation of Latinos in the community. Currently, Casa Latina is developing organizational policies and structure, seeking board members, and most importantly, seeking community input about the future of Casa Latina. Please contact us (734-926-4656) to get involved (bilingual English/Spanish)! // Casa Latina es el primero y único centro comunitario sin fines de lucro para la comunidad latina en el condado de Washtenaw, Michigan. Casa Latina promueve y apoya la plena participación de Latinos en la comunidad. Actualmente, Casa Latina está desarrollando sus politicas y estructura organizativa, buscando miembros para el Consejo de Administración, y lo más importante, buscando sugurencias de miembros de la comunidad sobre el futuro de Casa Latina. Por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros(734-926-4656) para brindarnos su ayuda (bilingüe inglés/español)!
Language:  English,Spanish
Cultures:  American,Central American,Hispanic,Latin American,Mexican,Multicultural
Street:  4925 Packard Rd.
City/Township:  Ann Arbor
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48108
Country:  USA
Phone:  (734) 926-4656
Organization Name:  Congress of Communities
Organization Overview:  All Youth will have positive development opportunities at home, in school and in the community.
Language:  English,Spanish
Cultures:  American,Hispanic,Latin American
Street:  8638 W Vernor Hwy
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48209
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 914-5315
Fax No:  (313) 914-5316
Organization Name:  Consortium of Hispanic Agencies
Organization Overview:  CHA represents six community-based, Latino led organizations in Southwest Detroit who work as “one voice” to serve and represent the interests of Detroit’s Latino community. CHA empowers and engages the Southwest community in political and policy-advocacy issues on the Latino Agenda, by building leadership and collaboration infrastructure. The broad scope of research interests reflects CHA’s focus on youth and families and an overall mission for a better and healthier Latino community.
Language:  English,Spanish
Cultures:  Afro-Caribbean,All,Caribbean,Cuban,Dominican,Guatemalan,Hispanic,Honduran,Mexican,Nicaraguan,Puerto Rican,Salvadoran,Spanish
Street:  7150 Vernor
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48209
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 554-2025; (313)
Fax No:  (313) 461-5894
Organization Overview:  We assist and advise international students and scholars in their unique educational and personal goals. We offer programs that engage the EMU and local community in global awareness and learning.
Language:  Arabic,Mandarin Chinese,English
Cultures:  International Students
Street:  244 Student Center
City/Township:  Ypsilanti
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48197
Country:  USA
Phone:  (734) 487-3116
Fax No:  (734) 487-0303
Email:  ois@emich.edu
Organization Name:  Financial Opportunity Corps
Organization Overview:  What We Do Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action and change the world. To bring the power of people where it’s needed most, we Inspire more people to become volunteers Increase the impact of volunteer service Equip volunteers to solve specific problems Create a culture that encourages volunteerism.
Language:  English
Cultures:  All,American,Multicultural
Street:  c/o Accounting Aid Society, 7700 Second Ave.
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48202
Country:  USA
Phone:  (3130 556-1920, Ext 12113
Organization Overview:  Creating Global Citizens at Home & Abroad Mission Statement To improve the well-being of disadvantaged people through design Description We do this by: Transforming college-aged youth into global, grassroots designers and agents of change Developing resilient people, impactful organizations, and united communities by design
Language:  English
Cultures:  Kenyan,South African
Street:  348 COWLEY AVE
City/Township:  East Lansing
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48823
Country:  USA
Phone:  517) 614-7325
Email:  pbrown@gyec.org
Organization Overview:  Embracing the Past....Building on the Future. The International Institute is dedicated to working with foreign-born and with all Americans in the constant task of solving social problems, acculturation, education and acceptance. It provides and utilizes human and physical resources to advance the welfare and the integration of the foreign-born and their relatives; foster community awareness that varied cultures contribute to the richness of American life; and serve other organizations in the areas of its competence.
Language:  Arabic,Bosnian,Croatian,English,French,Polish,Portuguese,Serbian,Spanish,Swedish
Cultures:  African,African-American,All,Arabic,Central American,Guatemalan,Hispanic,Latin American,Mexican,Norwegian,Palestinian,Polish,Syrian
Street:  111 E. Kirby St.
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48202
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 871-8600
Fax No:  (313) 871-1651
Organization Overview:  As the major instrument of Jewish philanthropy and engagement in the Detroit area, we are a community-driven organization committed to taking care of the needs of the Jewish People and building a vibrant Jewish future, in Metropolitan Detroit, in Israel and around the world. Through our Annual Campaign, Federation raises and allocates funds to provide life-saving and life-enhancing humanitarian assistance to those in need, including seniors, the disabled, the unemployed, and other individuals and families in need. Additionally, Federation works to translate Jewish values into social action, providing avenues for Jewish education, enrichment and continuity throughout the community. Locally, Federation supports a family of 18 social service agencies and Jewish schools across Metropolitan Detroit. Working with its global partners, Federation also impacts the lives of thousands of Jews throughout Israel, in the former Soviet Union, and in 60 countries around the world. There are many doors in to Federation and many ways to contribute and participate in our vital work. We invite you to explore this website for opportunities that may be of interest and to contact us for more information.
Language:  English
Cultures:  American,Jewish
Street:  6735 Telegraph
City/Township:  Bloomfield Hills
State:  Michigan
Zip Code:  48301
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 642-6240
Organization Overview:  The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance works to dismantle barriers to ensure people of all ethnic backgrounds have equal access and opportunity to participate fully in the life of the community. Influenced by national dialogue and research on racial equity, LEDA forms a bridge between formal and informal leaders and individuals throughout our community and region. This model establishes credibility, expertise, and accountability; increases visibility and awareness; and fosters defined, sustainable initiatives and outcomes. Today LEDA represents a broad cross-section of interests and cultures. Hundreds of volunteers and a growing staff work on initiatives throughout the region, alongside dozens of area CEOs and stakeholders engaged in moving forward a vision of racial equity.
Language:  English,Spanish
Cultures:  Multicultural
Street:  665 136th Ave
City/Township:  Holland
State:  MI
Zip Code:  49424
Country:  USA
Phone:  (616) 846-9074
Organization Overview:  Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development, Inc. (LA SED), is a 501c3 non-profit agency serving Hispanics and residents of Southwest Detroit since 1969. LA SED assists people of all ages with variety of bilingual services. LA SED’s leadership efforts are realized through the development programs addressing the issues that affect the diverse ethnic groups living in our community.
Language:  English,Spanish
Cultures:  Central American,Dominican,Guatemalan,Hispanic,Honduran,Latin American,Mexican,Nicaraguan,Puerto Rican,Salvadoran
Street:  7150 W. Vernor Hwy
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48209
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 841-1419
Fax No:  (313) 554-3246
Organization Name:  MANA de Metro-Detroit
Organization Overview:  MANA de Metro-Detroit is the local chapter of the national MANA organization. Our mission is to empower Latinas and create a better quality of life for all Latinos through education, leadership development and advocacy.
Cultures:  Central American,Cuban,Dominican,Guatemalan,Hispanic,Honduran,Latin American,Mexican,Nicaraguan,Panamanian
Street:  4138 W. Vernor Hwy.
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48209
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 739-5248