Diversity Leadership Institute

One of the major strengths of the Diversity Leadership Institute is its ability to leverage and/or facilitate collaboration and coordination with organizations and agencies working in areas and with programs that support its Education and Healthcare programs and initiatives.

These associations provide an ideal mechanism to have an impact locally and nationally by their outreach capacity to quickly, efficiently and effectively disseminate materials and information to large sections of their target populations.

Current identified Diversity Leadership Institute critical-friend organizations:

American Dream Academy - Arizona State University

The American Dream Academy (ADA) is a nonprofit model integrated into an entrepreneurial unit at Arizona State University (ASU), the Center for Community Development and Civil Rights. The academy plays the innovative role of connecting the parents of marginalized, at-risk students to a major metropolitan research university that is involved in their communities and in close proximity to their homes. Through affiliation with the university, the program helps parent participants visualize and pursue the long-term goal of having their children acquire college degrees.

Center for Health Promotion, Education, and Tobacco use Prevention Cigarette Restitution Fund Program

The Frederick County Health Department, Substance Abuse Division is offering tobacco use prevention grants. Funds are made available through the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center for Health Promotion, Cigarette Restitution Fund Program.

Education Breakthrough Network

The Education Breakthrough Network is a "One-Stop-Shop" for every school, organization and person who provides or supports excellent choices in education. We are leaders and supporters of every kind of education imaginable. What binds us together is the belief in the power in education and the fact that every American citizen has the right to an excellent one.
We believe all parents have a right to choose an excellent school that will work best for their child and we are working hard to create those schools. Our teachers place excellence in learning above all else and they are leading schools that your mother would recognize as well as schools that nobody else has yet imagined.

Frederick County Child Health Partnership (FCCHP)

The Mission of Frederick County Child Health Partnership (FCCHP) is to encourage and enable children of Frederick County to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. Through public/private partnerships the FCCHP plans to develop a well community that is inclusive, non-judgmental, non-discriminating and advocates for environmental changes, opportunities for choices of physical activities, healthy food and overall wellness.

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

For over 100 years Frederick Memorial Hospital has been caring for the healthcare needs of an ever-growing community. As we enter our second century of service, and bring to the community a new, state-of-the-art facility, Frederick Memorial Healthcare System pledges to remain true to those values and ideals so eloquently expressed in the simple words or our founder's vision.
In the late 1890's as Emma Smith began her personal campaign to build a hospital in her home town, she solicited funds with this simple statement of her dream: "to provide a place that would care for the sick, comfort the injured, and provide peace of mind to all who live in a town called Frederick." Upon these principled words Frederick City Hospital opened its doors in 1902. Frederick Memorial Hospital simply remains –and will always be - " . . .a place to care for the sick, comfort the injured, and provide peace of mind . . ."

Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley Inc. GoodGuides Program

The Goodwill® GoodGuides® Youth Mentoring Program is a national initiative that will help youth, ages 12-17, prepare for school completion, develop work skills, and identify career paths and transition to post-secondary opportunities. The program is part of Goodwill Industries International's overall commitment to family strengthening and positive youth development. Youth participating in the GoodGuides® program will receive guidance and support through trusted adult mentors and training in career development and job readiness.


GreatSchools is a national nonprofit that inspires and guides parents to be effective champions of their children's education at home and in their communities. Parents use GreatSchools to find the right schools for their children, to get practical advice and information that will help them raise successful, college-ready kids, and to support the schools in their communities. Founded in 1998, GreatSchools reaches more than 37 million people each year — approximately 1/3 of American families with school-age children.

Let's Move!

Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.


ReNewEdu' mission is "to impact K-12 education with innovative, adaptive leadership in order to improve the lives of students, teachers and community." We are the "Go To" firm for strategy innovation. We believe that innovative, adaptive leadership is "key" to educating the professionals who teach, manage and lead education in this country.

The Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy

The Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy is a research and educational institution—a think tank— whose mission is to change the terms of the nation's most critical domestic and foreign policy debates and challenge the media to discuss those issues in order to improve the socioeconomic status of women, ethnic and religious minorities; expand the effective participation women, ethnic and religious minorities in the political and public policy arenas; and promote, advance and support individual rights, free markets, comprehensive education reform, personal responsibility, and smart government as the keys to achieving the American dream.

The Heart Truth®

The Heart Truth® is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Designed to warn women of their #1 health threat, The Heart Truth® created and introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women. The Red Dress reminds women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspires them to take action.

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