Community & Affinity Orgs


Along the Lakeshore

The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance seeks to ensure all people have equal access and opportunity to participate fully in the life of the community.

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Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony is dedicated to promoting unity, justice, equal opportunity, ethnic awareness, cross-cultural understanding and appreciation for diversity.
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Center for Women in Transition seeks to create and sustain an environment that enhances the voice, opportunities and strength of women and girls.
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Fair Housing Center of West Michigan ensures equal housing opportunity as guaranteed under federal, state, and local fair housing laws.
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Grand Haven Area Young Professionals attracts and retains talent in the Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg areas.
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Holland is Ready is a group of local leaders working for the safety, rights and inclusion of GLBT persons.
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Holland Young Professionals leads the effort to develop, establish and promote opportunities for young professionals in West Michigan and enhance the region’s ability to attract and retain young professionals.
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Lakeshore Disability Network connects people with disabilities to resources and opportunities while building communities where everyone can participate, contribute and belong.
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The Lakeshore Latino Outreach Center specializes in the needs of the Latino population.
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Latin Americans United For Progress empowers Latinos to participate in the life of the larger community.
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Rainbow Families Great Lakes is dedicated to the development, promotion, provision and support of programming for LGBT families.
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Until Love is Equal is a grassroots organization based in West Michigan, dedicated to the protection of personal liberties and civil rights regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Greater West Michigan Area

Act on Racism is a student-oriented performance group at Grand Valley State University that seeks to promote understanding racism through theater.
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Alliance for Women Entrepreneurs promotes the success of women entrepreneurs through educational resources, leadership development and networking connections. learn more...

Asian Center of West Michigan responds to the needs of culturally sensitive human services among the Asian Americans. learn more...

Bosnian Cultural Center works to educate and maintain religious, cultural, artistic, sporting and entertainment of the Bosnia & Herzegovina culture and tradition. learn more...  English translation...

Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions 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. learn more...

Chinese Association of West Michigan is a non-profit cultural organization.
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Diversity Theater features common workplace situations and effectively demonstrates real life solutions. learn more...

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan ensures equal housing opportunity as guaranteed under federal, state, and local fair housing laws. learn more...

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. learn more...

The Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRID) teaches media literacy and critical thinking skills about how media functions and how it can misinform the public on critical issues like war, race, gender, health, the environment, consumerism and elections. learn more...

Heart of West Michigan United Way's Project Blueprint is a leadership development program that aims to increase the number of professionals of color providing leadership in local health, government and human services organizations. learn more...

Hispanic Center of Western Michigan serves the needs of the Latino community in West Michigan. learn more...

Japan-America Society of West Michigan is engaged in bringing peoples of Japan and the United States closer together in mutual understanding, respect and cooperation. learn more...

Michigan Inter-Tribal Council acts as a forum and advocate for member tribes in the development of programs and policies which will improve the economy, education, and quality of life for Michigan’s Native Americans. 
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Michigan Peace Network is a commons for social change activists in Michigan. learn more...

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion seeks to eliminate discrimination and racism by working proactively across racial, religious, ethnic, and cultural boundaries. learn more...

The Resource Center serves the LGBT community of greater Kalamazoo and its friends and allies. learn more...

Multi-Racial Association of Professionals creates a strong network of professionals of all races to help welcome people and celebrate racial diversity within the community. learn more...

West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce works with all members of the community to increase the economic advancement of Hispanic owned businesses and to assist in the professional growth of Hispanic business leaders in West Michigan. learn more...

West Michigan Pride, Inc. is an annual series of events in Western Michigan. The purpose of West Michigan Pride is to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community.
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West Michigan Strategic Alliance is comprised of individuals representing the governmental, business and institutional sectors of the region.
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Women’s Resource Center walks along with women who are journeying the path to economic independence by improving their employment situation.
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YWCA of Kalamazoo is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
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