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American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD): The AAPD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Washington, DC., which advocates for the legal rights of people with disabilities.
AARP: AARP is a nonprofit, non-partisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. It is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. AARP offers information on a broad range of topics, including financial planning, health and wellness, coping with difficult life transitions, discussion groups and online courses.
ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union is a national organization advocating for individual rights, by litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individuals.
American Society on Aging: Works to develop leadership, knowledge and skills to address the challenges and opportunities of a diverse aging society.
The Anti-Defamation League: The mission fo the Anti-Defamation League is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike.
Diversity: A magazine dealing with issues of diversity in the workplace.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: This is an agency of the United States Government that enforces the federal employment discrimination laws.
Interweave: An interfaith community learning center Interweave is a leading interfaith learning center in northern New Jersey. From its inception as the Interweave Center for Wholistic LIving in 1980, it has provided advanced conversation on issues of spirituality, wellness and the common good. Based on a collaborative model of hospitality, attentiveness and respect, the organization draws its membership from people who seek to grow and give back to the world.
NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention: The mission of the NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention is to increase community awareness of bullying as a common serious problem of school-age children and to advocate for the implementation of effective bullying prevention approaches in the State of New Jersey.
NOW: The National Organization for Women works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
The Peace Island Institute (formerly The Interfaith Dialog Center): The Peace Islands Institute (PII) aspires to bring together the different points of view and voices with the spirit of mutual respect and acceptance in order to develop original and alternative perspectives on vital issues our society facing, present explanations as well as solutions, support the successful practices, and as such contribute to education, unity and peace in our society, and thereby contribute to improvement of overall quality of life.
PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons.
Stop Bullying: Stop Bullying is an official U.S. government web site managed by the Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the Department of Education and Department of Justice. It includes sections for kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and the community. There are also a News Room, References and Resources and Special Topics sections.
Teaching Tolerance: This is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. It is a place to find thought provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.
Tyler Clementi Foundation: The foundation endeavors to promote acceptance of LGBT teens and others marginalized by society, provide education against all forms of bullying including cyber bullying over the internet and to promote research and development into the causes and prevention of teenage suicide.
Union County Human Relations Commission: The Commission serves to promote and encourage a more peaceful and ecumenical society in Union County by providing support to bias crime victims who are targets of a crime because of their race, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or physical or mental challenges and by intervening to eradicate the conditions that ultimately cause them.