Family and Community Initiatives
As part of the Faculty Resources Office, the Family and Community Initiatives Office is dedicated to the family life of faculty, staff, administration, and graduate students of NYU. It provides information about child care and education resources, elder/adult dependent care, and work-family counseling.
James Weldon Johnson
In 1934, James Weldon Johnson became the first African-American professor at NYU. Johnson, already well known for his extensive writings, came to the University as professor of Creative Literature and Education. Johnson taught several courses, including one titled "Racial Contributions to American Culture."
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AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. AHEAD addresses current and emerging issues with respect to disability, education, and accessibility to achieve universal access, through providing professional development programs and opportunities for professional collaboration.
The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) has been created to identify and examine key issues affecting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) access and success in higher education in the U.S. Funded by the College Board, the project aims to assess AAPI participation in higher education across various U.S. regions with consideration for the differences in socio-economic, ethnic, and national backgrounds among these students.
The Compact for Faculty Diversity is a partnership of regional, federal and foundation programs that focus on minority graduate education and faculty diversity. The collective goal of this partnership is to increase the number of diverse students pursuing doctoral degrees and continuing onto faculty appointments. The Compact for Faculty Diversity sponsors the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, a four-day conference that has become the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the country.
Founded by collaborations among the Ford Foundation, the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), and the University of Maryland, College Park, DiversityWeb is an interactive resource dedicated to expanding and enhancing campus diversity efforts through postsecondary education. DiversityWeb seeks to help colleges and universities establish commitments to diversity and a priority in education through a series of initiatives, projects and publications.
provides strong national leadership in improving and expanding opportunities for minorities in the scientific workforce and academia; mentors college students within science, mathematics, and engineering; and supports quality precollege (K-12) science education.
The Leadership Alliance is an academic consortium of 33 institutions of higher learning, including leading research and teaching college and universities. The mission of the Leadership Alliance is to develop underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academia, business, and the public sector though sponsorship in Summer Programs, National Symposium, and Fellowships.
The Leadership Alliance is affiliated with Faculty Resource Network (FRN) at NYU - an award-winning professional development initiative dedicated to faculty efforts at over 50 colleges and universities.
Brooklyn's first museum devoted to utilizing the visual arts as a medium to address, discuss, debate, and resolve contemporary social, political, and economic issues affecting people of the African Diaspora.
QUEST Diversity Initiatives was founded with a mission to promote inclusion, awareness and equal opportunity in organizations through training and development. Led by Natalie Holder-Winfield, Esq., QUEST pulls together consultants and actors that are committed to diversity. They also sponsor scholarships for students to supplement salaries in counseling, public service, and education.
Rushmoredrive.com, an online search engine, is designed to connect Black communities. Working with prominent organizations and individuals they strive to utilize online initiatives and offline campaigns to have a positive impact on communities. Rushmoredrive takes pride in establishing mutually beneficial relationships to ensure there is a focus on education, exposure, and empowerment from positive activities within the community.
A web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Tolerance.org is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating communities that value diversity.
Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, RACE is the first nationally traveling exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.
The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers atthe University of California. The current program offerspostdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoringto qualified scholars in all fields whose research, teaching,and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.