Websites for Diversity: A Resource List for the Des Moines Metro Area

AFRICAN AMERICAN
African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa http://www.blackiowa.org/
Iowa Juneteenth http://www.iowajuneteenth.org
I Will Make Me A World In Iowa http://www.worldiniowa.com
Iowa Commission on the Status of African American www.iowa.gov/dhr/saa/index.html 
  
ARTS
Des Moines Diversity Chorus http://www.desmoinesdiversitychorus.org/

ASIAN
Iowa Asian Alliance www.iowaasianalliance.com 
Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs www.iowacapi.org 
Iowa Chinese Language School http://iowachineseschool.org
Chinese Association of Iowa http://www.iowachinese.org/index.html

CIVIL RIGHTS
Iowa Civil Rights Commission https://icrc.iowa.gov/

DATA
Census Diversity Data  http://diversitydata.sph.harvard.edu/Data/Profiles/Show.aspx?loc=416
Des Moines, IA: Summary Profile http://diversitydata-archive.org/Data/Profiles/Show.aspx?loc=369

DISABILITIES
Iowa Division of Persons with Disabilities www.iowa.gov/dhr/pd/ 
Central Iowa Center for Independent Living www.centraliowacil.com 

GREATER DES MOINES BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Greater Des Moines Partnership - Workforce Inclusion
http://www.desmoinesmetro.com/en/business_resources/workforce_inclusion/

HINDU
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center www.iowatemple.org

IMMIGRATION ISSUES
Immigration Rights Network of Iowa http://irnofiowa.org/
Iowa Justice for our Neighbors http://www.iajfon.org/
Iowa Immigrant Entrepreneurs Innovation and Welcoming Initiatives http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/iowa-immigrant-entrepreneurs-innovation-and-welcoming-initiatives/
American Immigration Council http://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/
Immigration Policy Center http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/

ISLAMIC
Islamic Center of Des Moines: 6201 Franklin Avenue Des Moines, IA  www.goicdm.org

LATINO/HISPANIC
Office of Latino Affairs www.iowalatinoaffairs.org
Latinos Unidos of Iowa http://www.latinosunidosofiowa.org/LatinosUnidos/
The Iowa Division of Latino Affairs  http://www.latinoaffairs.iowa.gov/Index.htm
Latino Heritage Festival http://www.latinoheritagefestival.org/
ALIANZA: Latino Business Association http://www.alianza-lba.org

LGBT 
Iowa Pride Network www.iowapridenetwork.org

NATIVE AMERICAN 
Meskwaki www.meskwaki.org
White Eagle Pow Wow www.whiteeaglepow-wow.com

REFUGEES
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Field Office in Des Moines, Iowa (USCRI Des Moines) http://www.refugees.org/about-us/where-we-work/uscri-des-moines/about-uscri-des-moines/
Lutheran Social Services of Iowa  http://lsiowa.org/index.php/services/refugee

WOMEN
Iowa Commission on the Status of Women www.iowa.gov/dhr/sw/ 

OTHER:  General sites for assistance – great article!
http://www.arounddesmoines.com/finding-groups-that-help-in-des-moines/

 

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