Expanding the opportunity for educational advancement

The Institute for Social Progress works with nationally recognized institutions, educators, scholars and public policy figures to further our educational, research and public policy work.

Links to their work and ongoing projects include:

The National Coalition on School Diversity

ISP is a member partner of The National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD) – a network of national civil rights organizations, university based research centers, and state and local coalitions working to expand support for government policies that promote school diversity and reduce racial and economic isolation in elementary and secondary schools. A full list of NCSD network members can be found here: http://school-diversity.org/member-organization-resources/

HAAS Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California, Berkeley

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable nation.

The American Association of Community Colleges

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents almost 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 million students.

The Democracy Commitment

The Democracy Commitment (TDC) is a national initiative providing a platform for the development and expansion of community college programs, projects and curricula aiming at engaging students in civic learning and democratic practice across the country.

The goal of TDC is that every graduate of an American community college shall have had an education in democracy. This includes all of our students, whether they aim to transfer to university, achieve an associate degree or obtain a certificate.

The National Center for Institutional Diversity at The University of Michigan

The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) catalyzes innovative approaches to diversity challenges and opportunities within the university, other major social institutions, the nation, and the world. Addressing diversity in its richest, broadest sense, the NCID promotes, launches, and advances national exemplars that foster concrete, lasting social change.

The Arab American Institute

The Arab American Institute (AAI) is a nonprofit organization committed to the civic and political empowerment of Americans of Arab descent. AAI represents the policy and community interests of Arab Americans throughout the U.S. through two primary focus areas:  campaigns and elections, and policy formulation and research.

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University

The Kirwan Institute partners with people, communities, and institutions worldwide to think about, talk about, and engage issues of race and ethnicity in ways that create and expand opportunity for all.

The Center for Social Inclutions, New York City

The Center for Social Inclusion identifies causes of racial inequity growing out of  public policy. CSI develops ideas, supports grass roots leaders and moves public will to promote structural transformation through public policy, sowing seeds of racial, gender and class equity for all.

The Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

The Ginsberg Center empowers students to engage in positive change through social justice education, leadership, and meaningful service experiences with community. The Center partners with faculty and staff to enhance student learning through consultation that connects socially just community engagement experiences to coursework, research and programs.

The Oak Park Regional Housing Center

The Oak Park Regional Housing Center is a nationally renowned 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1972 that offers free services to housing seekers and housing providers in Western Cook County and throughout the Chicago region. The Center works to achieve meaningful and lasting diversity throughout the region.