Promising Practices - Community and Economic Development

Action for a Better Community A Denver-based organization founded in 1992 to campaign for the improvement of living conditions of minorities in Colorado

African American Economic Experience The AAEE generates a greater understanding of the importance of economics and entrepreneurship in providing solutions to social and economic problems in the black community.

Arizona Opportunities Industrialization Center The Phoenix-based center increases the education and economic opportunities of low-income Phoenix area residents by providing various skills training and education programs

Asian Neighborhood Design, Inc. The San Francisco-based organization operates programs that focus on business development, employment training, and housing and community development

Building Just Communities: Reducing Disparities and Racial Segregation An organization began in 1996 to reverse the growing trend of poverty and racial segregation in the Minneapolis/ St Paul metropolitan area

Career Beginnings A Boston, MA-based program that works with high school students to prepare them for higher education and employment

Chicanos Por La Causa The Phoenix-based organization is a community development corporation formed in 1969 by concerned Hispanic citizens to address social issues in their community

Cleveland Residential Housing and Mortgage Credit Project A Cleveland, OH area effort to bring local bankers, mainstream and minority realtors, appraisers, insurers, and others involved in the home mortgage market area together to reduce barriers to racially equitable home ownership

Coalition For Mutual Respect A New Rochelle, NY organization that sponsors activities to bring together blacks and Jews in the area

Department of Defense Pilot Mentor-Protégé Program An Arlington, VA program that increases the participation of small disadvantaged businesses in the Department of Defense marketplace

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative A Roxbury, MA program that enlists participation of local residents to direct the improvement efforts within their own community

Fifth Avenue Committee FAC is a housing and redevelopment community organization in Brooklyn, New York that works to improve the standard of living in a predominantly low-income area with a diverse population

Food Project A Lincoln, MA summer program that brings together different teenagers to participate in the hands-on preparation of food

Glide Memorial United Methodist Church A San Francisco, CA church that operates social service programs for people in the neighborhood

Hartford Areas Rally Together A Hartford, CT community development organization that focuses on employment, youth, housing and community mobilization issues

Human Relations in New Orleans: A Day of Healing A New Orleans activity that encourages people to discuss race-related issues in order to reduce racial and ethnic tension

La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc. A Newark, New Jersey-based program that provides a multitude of community services to the racially and ethnically diverse North Ward population

MillenniuM Service Project MillenniuM Service Project, in St.Paul, MN, works to eradicate poverty, unemployment, poor health care, crime and racial discrimination through a wide variety of projects.

Minority Training For Career Ladder in Child Care A program began in response to a need for child care providers whose language and cultural background reflected the changing demographics in the city.

Montgomery County Consejo Latino Year-Long Community Consensus Dialogue on Ethnicity and Race A year long community consensus dialogue on race and ethnicity issues

Neighborhood Development Center A program that works with four racial and ethnic communities to help emerging entrepreneurs develop successful businesses that serve the community and build a stronger economy

New Majority Joint Venture Initiative The New York-based initiative brings together business owners from minority communities to improve communications and promote sustainable business relations

Oakland Citizens Committee for Urban Renewal The Oakland-based committee was founded in 1954 to address the city's transition to an ethnically and economically diverse community

Oktibbeha County Race Relations Team A Starkville, MS program that identifies and develops strategies for getting people to understand cultural, ethnic and racial differences

People Reaching Out for Unity and Diversity (PROUD) An ad hoc committee that schedules events focusing on cultural diversity and interracial understanding

Search for Common Ground on Race Project Search For Common Ground on Race is a program that facilitates cooperative projects between liberal and conservative organizations in areas related to race relations and affirmative action

Start Up An East Palo Alto, CA program that encourages the growth of small minority-owned businesses in the area

Support Training Results In Valuable Employment A New York-based program that trains young adults with the proper skills to attain employment

Urban Coalition, Community Information Clearinghouse A St. Paul, MN-based organization that provides people with data and research about their communities

YouthBuild U.S.A. A Somerville, MA program that encourages young adults to serve in community-service projects in their neighborhoods

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