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A basic description of several national and international resources and organizations recommended by the Community Advocates follows:
American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee - Grassroots civil rights organization which welcomes people of all faiths and ethnicities
American Civil Liberties Union - Aims to defend civil liberties in the courts and communities
Amnesty International USA - Organizational vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards
Anti-Defamation League - Aims to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens and to put an end to unjust and unfair discrimination
Boys & Girls Clubs of America - Positive role models provide guidance, learning, and recreation for kids aged six to seventeen.
Central Asia Institute - is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Greenlining Institute - Dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income and minority communities
Habitat for Humanity International - Seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world
Japanese American Citizens League - Nation's oldest Asian American civil rights organization
The King Center - Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace.
League of Women Voters of the United States - Promotes the voice of women by encouraging all women to vote
Literacy Volunteers of America - National network of regional providers that give adults and their families the opportunities to be more effective members of their community
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund - advocacy and educational outreach organization
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - Ensures the political, educational, social, and economic equality of minority groups and citizens
National Black Graduate Student Association - Student-run organization dedicated to improving the status of African Americans in higher education
National Congress of American Indians - Forum for consensus-based policy development among its members
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute - Progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people
National Organization for Women - Largest national organization of feminist activists
The One Campaign - The One Campaign is the campaign to make poverty history.
Organization of Chinese Americans - National non-partisan advocacy organization of concerned Chinese Americans
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs - Developed to bring scientific insight and reason to bear on threats to human security arising from science and technology in general, and above all from the catastrophic threat posed to humanity by nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction
Salvation Army - Founded to bring community relief through volunteer services
Southern Poverty Law Center - Founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm, the SPLC is internationally known today for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.
STAND - A student anti-genocide coalition.
Stand Against Poverty - United Nation's initiative engaging millions worldwide to Stand Up and Take Action against Poverty, and in support of the Millennium Development Goals.
The United Nations - Organization of nation states central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity
The United States Bill of Rights - Amendments 1-10 of the US Constitution, spelling out the immunities of individual citizens preventing tyranny by the central government