Helpful resources for students
Helpful resources on Calvin's campus
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Grand Rapids: Office of Diversity and Includion
The City of Grand Rapids is committed to providing a working environment free from discrimination and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members. The Diversity and Inclusion Office has overall responsibility for the administration of the City's equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and diversity policies and programs. To that extent, we work to promote inclusion and accessibility.
Address: 300 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2206
Phone: (616) 456-3027
Fax: (616) 456-3199
TTY: (616) 456-3120
Grand Rapids Community Media Center
Address: 711 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 459-4788
Fax: (616) 459-3970
Fair Housing Center of Greater Grand Rapids
The Fair Housing Center of Greater Grand Rapids works to ensure equal housing opportunities. The agency provides a variety of services directed toward education and enforcement, including investigating complaints of housing discrimination. The agency will work with victims of housing discrimination to ensure justice through advocacy, education, and litigation.
Address: 1514 Wealthy Street SE, Suite 226, Grand Rapids MI 49506
Phone: (616) 451-2980
Grand Rapids Women's Resource Center
Riverview Center Address: 678 Front Ave. NW, Suite 180, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to working with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Hispanic owned business in West Michigan.
Address: 415 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 233-3475
Fax: (866) 618-0048
BL²END - Business Leaders Linked To Encourage New Directions
MISSION: “To foster an environment of growth and belonging, where young professionals of color can connect with each other, develop professionally, and contribute to the local community.” “Mix...Mingle...BL²END”
Chinese Culture Group of Greater Grand Rapids
Through regular meetings and tools such as our web group, we assist families in learning about the adoption process, raising multiracial families, and Chinese culture with the goal of having well informed and culturally prepared families.
Grand Rapids Urban League
The Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.
Address: 745 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 245-2207
Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
The mission of the Hispanic Center is to advance the full and productive participation of Hispanic people in the life of the broader community through advocacy and the provision of service, thereby building unity and diversity in the community.
Address: 730 Grandville Avenue, SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 742-0200
Fax: (616) 742-0205
Multiracial Association of Professionals
The Multiracial Association of Professionals will create a strong network of professionals of all races in West Michigan and assist organizations to welcome, retain and connect professionals of color and their family.
Address: 111 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 771-0300
Fax: (616) 771-0318
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The primary focus of the NAACP continues to be the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities.
Address: 640 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 243-1300
Fax: (616) 243-9792
Native American Community Services
The goal of Native American Community Services is to deliver services and information that encourages healthy life-styles while discouraging the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Our program strives to ensure that the information and services are culturally relevant and age-appropriate.
Address: 671 Davis Ave NW Suite 103, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 458-4078
Fax: (616) 458-2096
The Asian Center
The Asian Center was established in 1994 in order to respond to the needs of culturally sensitive human services among the Asian Americans in West Michigan, as well as in the United States. The Asian Center is designed to be the head office while The Asian Center of West Michigan has been established as a local chapter responding to local needs. Grants have been received both from local and state agencies for its operation.
Address: 1444 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Phone: (616) 301-3987
Fax: (616) 301-6937
West Michigan Filipino-American Association
WMFAA was established in 1993 as a social group with few members; and today, with pride, there are more than 500+ active and inactive Filipino-American household members in West Michigan. Our mission is dedicated in maintaining, preserving, cultivating Filipino culture and heritage, and helping others to share the same goals. We will continue to advocate the existence of Filipino-American community in West Michigan, and will serve to instill strong determination for unity and strive for self-sufficiency.
Address: P.O. Box 7755, Grand Rapids, MI 49510-7755
Michigan Minority Business Development Council
MMBDC MMBDC is a privately funded, non-profit, business development organization. Through this interactive web site, MMBDC continues to fulfill its primary objective of enhancing business opportunities and professional development.
Address: 143 Bostwick N.E. Main Bldg., Room 208M, Grand Rapids, Ml 49503
Phone: (616) 776-1724
Fax: (616) 776-7772
Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs
Address: 1 Campus Drive, 130 Commons, Allendale, MI 49401
Phone: (616) 331-2177
Fax: (616) 331-3195
Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance
The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance seeks to dismantle racial, socioeconomic, and institutional barriers to ensure that people of all ethnic backgrounds have equal access and opportunity to participate fully in the life of the community.
287 Lincoln Avenue, Holland, MI
Phone: (616) 846-9074
Grand Haven Location:
15051 177th Street, Grand Haven, MI
Phone: (616) 546-3196
Muskegon Institute for Healing Racism
Address: 1095 3rd Street St. 10, Muskegon, MI 49441-1976
Phone: (231) 777-7883