Resources & Links

We have found the following organizations and resources quite helpful in our diversity work. Take a look—and if you have others to suggest, let us know.

Note: The following descriptions come from the organizations themselves.


Aim High St. Louis is a tuition-free academic enrichment program for fifth- through eighth-grade students from low-income neighborhoods. Once accepted into the program, students participate for at least four years, enabling them to take full advantage of a comprehensive curriculum which has a long-term impact on their future. Our Mission: Inspire the desire to learn, to stay in school and to become responsible members of the community.
Cultural Leadership exists to create a more just and equitable community by educating high school students to recognize and resolve issues of privilege and injustice through the lens of the African American and Jewish experience. Our students develop leadership skills, build relationships, facilitate dialogues and create change in their circles of influence.

The Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP) is dedicated to promoting diversity in the St. Louis region around issues of race, religion, sexual orientation and disability. This is done through collaborative community and school-based education and awareness efforts. Themed "Make a Difference By Accepting Everyone Else's," the DAP has become a replicable model for communities across the nation in advancing public acceptance of diversity.
FOCUS St. Louis  Our Mission... To create a thriving, cooperative region by engaging citizens to participate in active leadership roles and to influence positive community change. We carry out our mission through three major roles: developing leadership, influencing policy and promoting community connections.

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) programs are experiential, hands-on and transformative. We immerse all participants—both students and adult—into experiences of pluralism based on religion, class, gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation and ability. Students and faculty then develop and revise their leader learning plans, plans that will be implemented in their home schools during the following school year. We know that if you look around you will not find a more ambitious, economical and rewarding program.

Independent Schools Association of the Central States hosts a diversity and equity web page with links and resources.

The Interfaith Calendar is an open source provision of information. We believe in the peace-making value of religious understanding and the importance of clear and accurate information.

The National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis (NCCJSTL) is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America. NCCJSTL promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education.

National Association of Independent Schools has a diversity and inclusion web page with links and resources.

UnderstandingPrejudice.org is a web site for students, teachers and others who are interested in the causes and consequences of prejudice. In these pages you will find more than 2,000 links to prejudice-related resources, as well as searchable databases with hundreds of prejudice researchers and social justice organizations.