Diversity Matters

Greater Cedar Valley and State of Iowa Resources

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African American Historical and Cultural Center of Iowa

55 12th Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

Phone: (319) 862-2101

Fax: (319) 862-2105

Online Contact Form

Located in Cedar Rapids, the mission of the museum is to preserve, promote, publicize, and educate the public on the heritage of African Americans in Iowa.
Workplace Bullying Institute

The Workplace Bullying Institute

PO Box 29915

Bellingham, WA  98228

Phone: (360) 656-6630

Online Contact Form

The Workplace Bullying Institute is the National Coordinators of U.S. State Legislative Initiatives to Stop Workplace Bullying.
Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission

220 Clay St.

Cedar Falls, IA  50613

Phone: (319) 273-8600

Fax: (319) 268-5126

The commission provides investigation and conciliation of complaints alleging unlawful discriminatory practices, holds necessary public hearings, and provides conciliations and educational programs to prevent and eliminate discrimination.
Comprehensive Interpreting Services

513 35th St. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

Phone: (319) 390-7660 or 888-390-7660

Email: lauramlord@comprehensiveinterpreting.com

Comprehensive Interpreting provides interpreters for a variety of needs and situations.
Greater Cedar Valley Alliance

Cedar Falls Office

10 Main St.

Cedar Falls, IA  50613

Phone: (319) 266-3593

Fax: (319) 277-4325

Online Contact Form

GCVA focuses on expanding and diversifying the economic base of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Metropolitan area.
Hands Up Communications

1019 1st Ave. SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52405

Phone: (319) 213-9920

Email: scheduling@handsupcommunications.com

"Hands Up Communications offers a full array of interpreting services to meet any need you may have."
Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration

Lang Hall 221

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0133

Phone: (319) 273-3029

Fax: (319) 273-3885

The Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration is committed to guiding and preparing Iowa communities and businesses as they accommodate immigrant and refugee newcomers.
Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Grimes State Office Building

400 E. 14th St. Rm 201

Des Moines, IA  50319-0201

Phone: (515) 281-4121

Fax: (515) 242-5840

The mission of the Civil Rights Commission is enforcing civil rights through compliance, mediation, advocacy and education while supporting safe, just and inclusive communities.
Iowa Division of Latino Affairs

Division of Latino Affairs

Iowa Department of Human Rights

Lucas State Office Building

321 E. 12th St.

Des Moines, IA  50319

Phone: (515) 281-4080

Fax: (515) 242-6119

The division provides resources and education for Latinos in Iowa.
Iowa-Midwest Brazil ExchangeEmail: christine.schrage@uni.eduThe Iowa Brazil Exchange is an exchange program where UNI, Hawkeye, and Kirkwood Community College students can visit Brazil and Brazilian students will visit Iowa schools. The exchange aims to provide the foundation for long-term, productive relations between Iowan and Brazilian partners and accomplish the shared goal of expanding international education opportunities for students early in their academic careers.
Iowa Pride Network

Iowa Pride Network

777 Third St., Suite 312

Des Moines, IA  50309


Iowa pride Network is a state-wide non-profit organization that works directly with students, helping empower them to start and enhance Gay-Straight Alliances in their schools, while building a statewide network that offers support, mentoring, educational advocacy and networking opportunities.
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS)

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Jessie Parker Building

510 East 12th St.

Des Moines, IA  50319-0240

Phone: (515) 281-4211

Fax: (515) 281-7645

IVRS is dedicated to working with individuals with disabilities to achieve their employment, independence, and economic goals.
Iowa Workforce Development Center

Iowa Workforce Development

1000 East Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA  50319-0209

Phone: (515) 281-5387

Email: IWD.CustomerService@iwd.iowa.gov

The Iowa Workforce Development web site contains gender and race data for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) which includes Black Hawk, Bremer, and Grundy Counties.-

KBBG-FM 88.1 Radio Station

918 Newell St.

Waterloo, IA  50703

Phone: (319) 235-1515

Email: realmanagement@kbbg.org

KBBG is the largest African American owned and operated non-commercial, educational, community radio station in the state of Iowa. The station educates through its public affairs programming and, more directly, through the Minority Communications Training Institute.
Minorities in Leadership for Education (MILE)N/AThe MILE program aims to increase the number of people of color in educational leadership and strives to fill more principal and superintendent positions with minorities.
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)

PO Box 369

Cochranville, PA  19330

Phone: (610) 593-8038

Fax: (610) 593-7283

Email: nape@napequity.org

NAPE is a national organization committed to the advancement of equity and diversity in classrooms and workplaces. In 200, NAPE established the NAPE Education Foundation, Inc. in response to requests by education and workforce agencies for assistance with program improvement efforts.
Northeast Iowa Interpreting Services, Inc.

170 Primrose Dr.

Cedar Falls, IA  50613

Phone: (319) 277-8174

Northeast Iowa Interpreting Services is a translator and interpreter service located in Cedar Falls, IA.
Rural Service Provider's Guider to Immigrant EntrepreneurshipN/AThis guide focuses upon the unique needs of Latino entrepreneurs, and the recommendations and practices found here may be applicable to providers serving other immigrant entrepreneurs in rural regions of the country.
STEM Equity Pipeline

PO Box 369

Cochranville, PA  19330

Phone: (610) 593-8038

Fax: (610) 593-7283

Email: nape@napequity.org

The STEM Equity Pipeline is committed to expanding options for women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Waterloo Center for the Arts

225 Commercial St.

Waterloo, IA  50701

Phone: (319) 291-4490

Email: museum@waterloo.ia.org

The Waterloo Center for the Arts' purpose is to initiate and further bring awareness, appreciation, and support of the arts by a diverse audience.
Waterloo Human Rights  

City Hall

715 Mulberry St.

Waterloo, IA  50703

Phone: (319) 291-4301

Fax: (319) 291-4286

The commission's mission is to protect and promote the personal dignity of all Waterloo citizens and eliminate any discriminatory barriers that prevent them from reaching their full production capacities as they work toward the elimination of the effects of discriminatory practices in the City of Waterloo.