Community Resources for Diversity

Metrolina Native American Asssociation (MNAA)

Metrolina Native American Association (MNAA) Inc., one of the oldest Native American Organization Incorporated in Charlotte, was established in January 1976 and is one of four, State Recognized Urban Indian Centers and part of the original formation of the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.  MNAA is a non-profit organization working to preserve and promote American Indian culture and traditions, particularly through the use of Internet technology.

Women's Impact Fund

The purpose of the Women's Impact Fund is to maximize women's leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating our membership, increasing charitable contributions and strengthening communities through the impact of collective giving.  Women's Impact Fund is designed to maximize women's leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating the membership, increasing charitable contributions and strengthening communities through the impact of collective giving.

Women + Girls Research Alliance

The goal of the Women + Girls Research Alliance is to make a difference in our community by providing fair and unbiased data and analyses which leaders and activists can use to improve the lives of women and girls in the Greater Charlotte region.  Founded as a community-based organization in 2006 and integrated into the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2010, the Alliance provides faculty, students and the community with opportunities for research and education on women’s policy issues.

Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange

Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange (WIE) is a non-profit organization, dedicated toward "Building Trust Across Race and Culture".  Over our 8-year existence, we have sponsored town halls, multicultural conferences, small group cross-cultural chats, knowledge seminars, special events and since 2010 sponsored a mentoring program for young college women about to enter the workforce called Mentoring Across Difference.  The corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes including, without limitation, building and bridging social capital among women of diverse cultures, fostering cross-cultural awareness and developing the infrastructure for community dialog, engagement and programming.

Latin American Coalition

La Coalición is a community of Latin Americans, immigrants and allies that promotes full and equal participation of all people in the civic, economic and cultural life of North Carolina through education, celebration and advocacy.

Diversity Council of the Carolinas

At the Diversity Council of the Carolinas, it's our goal to educate, inspire and promote change in the workplace. By increasing the capacity of individuals to contribute and organizations to respond, we make the business community more inclusive and the workplace stronger.  Through their leadership and resources, Diversity Council of the Carolinas strives to guide corporations and businesses in the region to become effective partners in strengthening diversity and ultimately driving the success of our economy.

Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte (LACCC)

The purpose of the LACCC is to offer a sustainable bilingual platform of programs, events and services that engages, empowers and supports both Latino and non-Latino businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals in Charlotte region.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the economic well being of the African-American community.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

The mission of the NAACP Charlotte is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.  

Race Matters for Juvenile Justice

 Race Matters for Juvenile Justice is a collaborative leadership group formed by the Juvenile Judges of North Carolina's 26th Judicial District.  It brings together judicial officers, systems’ experts, service providers and community partners to reduce the disproportionate representation of and disparate outcomes for children and families of color in the juvenile justice system. 

International House

International House is a grassroots non-profit organization with a mission to promote international understanding and to serve immigrants in need. We offer foreign-language conversation hours, cultural events, an international book club, citizen diplomacy programs, an international women’s group, language classes, free citizenship workshops, legal services for low-income immigrants, and much more.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League is a multi-service, non-profit agency. Its mission is to empower the community to attain financial stability and social justice in a global economy through education, training and placement.

Levine Museum of New SOUTH

Levine Museum’s mission is to engage a broad-based audience in the exploration and appreciation of the South, since the Civil War, with a focus on Charlotte and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont.  Through the museum we collect, preserve, and interpret the materials, sights, sounds, and ideas that illumine and enliven this history.  The Museum presents opportunities for life-long learning about this history for the benefit, enjoyment and education of children and adults, and provides historical context for contemporary issues and a community forum for thoughtful discussion.

Visit Gay Charlotte

Visit Gay Charlotte is a free, LGBTQ-tailored travel, tourism, event and community portal specifically crafted for savvy Charlotte travelers, visitors, newcomers and residents.  Visit Gay Charlotte Calendar is the most complete, most up-to-date calendar of local events around. Nightlife events, community events, theatre, music, arts and more.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Charlotte

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 350 affiliates in the United States.  PFLAG Charlotte celebrates 25 years of service to the Charlotte area. We are here to support LGBTQ persons and their families, friends and allies. PFLAG Charlotte continues to work tirelessly in an effort to enlighten, educate and advocate for the health and equal rights for our LGBTQ community.  PFLAG is aimed to promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

Time Out Youth (TOY)

TOY is a place where you can experience a sense of belonging and community no matter you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, a straight ally – or just don’t want to be labeled.  Time Out Youth offers a safe space for all and fully respects the journey of each individual. 

Q notes

Qnotes is the LGBT arts, entertainment and news publication based in Charlotte, N.C. The focus of Qnotes is to serve the LGBT and straight ally communities of the Charlotte region, North Carolina and beyond, by featuring arts, entertainment, news and views content in print and online that directly enlightens, informs and engages the readers about LGBT life and social justice issues.  

Harvey B. Gantt Center

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture (formerly the Afro- American Cultural Center) celebrates the contributions of Africans and African- Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach. 

Levine Jewish Community Center

The Levine Jewish Community Center is a diverse, multi-cultural, and family-oriented vibrant facility where you can feel a sense of community and belonging. It provides engaging activities that meet the needs and interests of all ages.

Ballantyne Jewish Center

The Ballantyne Jewish Center is dedicated to serving all Jews throughout Ballantyne and surrounding areas with Ahavat Yisrael –unconditional love and concern for every Jew, regardless of background and affiliation.  We aim to help foster a deeper sense of pride and appreciation of our Jewish heritage; and to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people.  The unique programming we offer includes creative educational projects, designed to advance Jewish knowledge, awareness and practice.  

Charlotte Torah Center

The Charlotte Torah Center is an organization that serves as a community resource for traditional Jewish education at all levels for people of all backgrounds.

LAWA (Latin American Women’s Association) 

LAWA (Latin American Women’s Association) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1992 to advance the education and quality of life of Latinos in the Charlotte Region through scholarships, academic, and cultural programs.

Circle de Luz

Circle de Luz radically empowers young Latinas by supporting their transformation through extensive mentoring, holistic programming and scholarship funds for further education.

Women’s Commission

Mecklenburg County's Community Support Services Women’s Commission provides prevention education, trainings and domestic violence awareness to thousands of community members.  Prevention efforts consisted of radio, television and print media, as well as community fairs, faith community events, awareness marches, and educational trainings.

American Association of University Women Charlotte

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, 
philanthropy and research.  The present goal of the AAUW Charlotte Branch is centered on a very special fellowship for North Carolina Women. Together with the nationwide network, it is designed to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

National Organization for Women (NOW) Charlotte Chapter

Charlotte NOW plays a leadership role in many important community events over the years. Its mission is to to advance women’s rights, improve the quality of life for women and make equality a REALITY.


ArtSí is a community initiative that advances the Latino arts and culture in Charlotte. It offers opportunities to Latino artists, organizations and other community members interested in promoting the Latino art and culture in the city.

100 Black Men of Charlotte

100 Black Men of Charlotte aims to enrich the lives of African American Youth through mentoring, education, health & wellness, and economic empowerment.

Southeast Asian Coalition

The Southeast Asian Coalition was established to create a voice that addresses the needs of the Southeast Asian population in Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas in North Carolina. Committed to uplifting the Southeast Asian community through personal awareness, systems change, and community development, SEAC is comprised of like-minded individuals who aim to engage and empower the rapidly growing Southeast Asian population.

Charlotte Chamber Diversity Programs

The Diversity and Talent Development Fund supports the Charlotte Chamber’s work in promoting diversity and inclusion in the Charlotte business community and developing diverse talent as a competitive advantage for Charlotte’s economy. 

National Coalition of 100 Black Women Queen City Metropolitan Chapter (QCMC)

National Coalition of 100 Black Women Queen City Metropolitan Chapter (QCMC) works to improve the lives of African American women and their families by creating programs focusing on family, education, health and finances. It provides an effective network for women of color to help make a difference by giving them the opportunity of self-development as leaders in our community. 

The Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce (CAACC)

CAACC is the Charlotte region's leading Asian organization dedicated to fostering cooperation, partnership and interaction among our members and local/state, national and international companies and individuals.