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  • The Aids Coalition to Unleash Power " is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis."

  • Their website, insideschools.org, provides statistical reports on all of New York City's public schools, including test scores, enrollment figures, free lunch eligibility, ethnicity, attendance, and "where graduates go" figures.

  • "AIDS Action, founded in 1984, is the national AIDS organization dedicated to the development, analysis, cultivation, and encouragement of sound policies and programs in response to the HIV epidemic. We do this through the dissemination of information and the building and use of advocacy on behalf of all those infected with/affected by HIV/AIDS."

  • "The American Anthropological Association (AAA), the primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902, is the world's largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology."

  • "Pastoral Counseling is a unique form of psychotherapy which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Pastoral Counselors are certified mental health professionals who have had in-depth religious and/or theological training."

  • This non-profit organization's "mission is to educate and assist the family in understanding proper nutrition and to be the voice of the American Culinary Federation in its fight against Childhood hunger."

  • The Center dedicated to presenting the world view, spiritual life, customs, traditions andvalues of Native Peoples to the rest of the world. Culture, education, women's issues,and story telling are some of the subjects they focus on.

  • "The American Psychological Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national level."

  • "Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide."

  • News, articles, and discussion of visual art and feminist cultural production.

  • This professional organization was "created for journalists who devote most of their working time to planning and writing food copy for news media worldwide. . . . AFJ's primary goal is to encourage communication among food journalists. In addition, AFJ tries to increase members' knowledge of food and to sharpen their writing, design and broadcast skills. The group also strives to foster professional standards among its members and other members of the media."

  • This nonprofit, educational organization's site "makes available a number of. . . publications, as well as other resources about bisexuality and/or bisexuals. In conjunction with commercial distributors, we also provide virtual storefronts to provide convenient access to bi-related books, videos, and recordings." Includes an essay by Liz Highleyman titled "A Brief History of the Bisexual Movement."

  • The Bronx County Historical Society was founded in 1955 to preserve the heritage of this thriving community. The Society administers the colonial era Valentine-Varian House, which serves as the Museum of Bronx History The Bronx County Archives an extensive Research Library and Poe Cottage, the final home of America's great 19th century poet and author, Edgar Allan Poe.

  • "In an effort to establish more complete and valuable information to impact violence-related policies, programs, and practices, CSPV works from a multi-disciplinary platform on the subject of violence and facilitates the building of bridges between the research community and the practitioners and policy makers."

  • "The Center promotes the interdisciplinary analysis of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and othermarginalized sexual identities in the armed forces." Includes scholarly articles, teaching and research resources, program calendar, and newsletter.

  • This organization "assures that women veterans receive benefits and services on a par with male veterans, encounter no discrimination in their attempt to access these services, are treated with respect and dignity by VA service providers, and to act as the primary advisor to the Secretary for Veterans Affairs on all matters related to programs, issues, and initiatives for and affecting women veterans."

  • "DignityUSA works for respect and justice for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy and support."

  • "The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered."Provides an extensive gateway to reviewed resources.

  • Frameline is an organization whose "mission is to support, develop, and promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer visibility through media arts. Through a variety of programs and activities,Frameline provides access to films and videos dealing with a wide variety of issues related to sexuality and gender. Eachyear Frameline presents the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival,the world's oldest and largest event of its kind."

  • Since 1990, nearly 100 films and videos have been completed with assistance from the Frameline Film & Video Completion Fund. The leading distributor of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media to the educational market and beyond.

  • "The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated topromoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of eliminating homophobia anddiscrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation."

  • Organization which fosters safe-school laws and policies.

  • "The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay and lesbian community by offering free and totally anonymous information, referrals and peer-counseling."

  • Information as well as numerous services available to people living with HIV/AIDS. Site is also available in Spanish.

  • The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network "is the leading organization fighting to end anti-gay bias in K-12 schools."

  • A portal designed "to develop an information resource/knowledge sharing site for gender and ICT advocates, civil society organisations and policy makers that wish to be active in gender and ICT policy."

  • Created by a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. Their mission is to reduce the spread of HIV disease, help people with HIV maintain and improve their health and independence, and keep the prevention, treatment and cure of HIV an urgent national and local priority. Of particular note is the calendar of programs, services, workshops, forums, and other events offered in New York City.

  • "The Human Rights Campaign works on behalf of more than 500,000 diverse members to ensure equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community."

  • "From groundbreaking research on giving and volunteering to analysis of the economic status of lesbians and gay men, IGLSS leads the way in research and analysis on issues important to LGBT Americans"

  • "The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, the economic and social aspects of health care and domestic violence, and women's civic and political participation."

  • This is the home page of an accredited college for students with a Native heritage and cultural experiences. Description of college courses and application requirements provided.

  • "The International Dutch Oven Society is a non-profit organization based in Logan, Utah. Our primary mission is to promote and encourage the art and skill of Dutch oven cooking, and to provide education regarding the benefits and methods of Dutch oven cooking."

  • The School Volunteer Program is the leading citizens' organization providing tutoring and instructional enrichment to students in the New York City public schools.

  • "The mission of the Log Cabin Republicans is to work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians. "

  • This research facility was founded in 1999. The main theme of its research program can "be summarised as the comparative analysis of contemporary social transformation, which also characterises the Institutes contributions to anthropological theory building. Extended fieldwork is an essential part of all research projects as it facilitates close-up observation of processes at work in different societies."

  • "Founded in 1979 as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMI today works to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans living with severe mental illnesses and their families . Hundreds of thousands of volunteers participate in more than one thousand local affiliates and fifty state organizations to provide education and support, combat stigma, support increased funding for research, and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with mental illnesses and their families."

  • "NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights."

  • An organzization whose mission is "to promote visibility for feminist research and analysis and build stronger links between research, policy, action, and the media."

  • The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force "is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement."

  • The leading Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders.

  • The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books and enforced litigating ground-breaking cases in state and federal courts all the way to the Supreme Court and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families. An experienced staff of nearly 50 takes on the issues that cut to the core of women's and girls' lives in education, employment, family economic security, and health -- with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families.

  • "The National Women's Law Center has worked since its inception in 1972 to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives. The Center brings to its work extensive subject expertise in the major areas of family economic security, health, employment and education.

  • Site of an organization "committed to support and promote feminist teaching, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels. Integral to this commitment is understanding the political ramifications in our teaching, research and service."

  • Information on New York City roadways, bridges and parking.

  • U.S. State Department site.

  • A national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG national office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.

  • "The Remember the Women Institute is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that conducts and encourages research and cultural activities that contribute to including women in history. . . .Special emphasis is on women in the context of the Holocaust and its aftermath, including post-World War II immigration. Other topics include women marginalized within Jewish religion and inter-religious dialogue, as well as the accomplishments and exclusion of women in Jewish and general history, the effects of genocide on women, exploitation of women, and the effects of culture on memorialization."

  • "The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense."

  • "The mission of The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth is to help schools - at home and all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation."

  • A group of anthropologists, economists, geographers, and scholars from other disciplines who are interested in the connections between economics and social life.

  • "Formed in 1967, the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present). The main focus of the society is the era since the beginning of European exploration. SHA promotes scholarly research and the dissemination of knowledge concerning historical archaeology. The society is specifically concerned with the identification, excavation, interpretation, and conservation of sites and materials on land and underwater.

  • The Staten Island Reading Association is a Council of the New York State Reading Association, and chartered by the International Reading Association.Membership is open to all persons engaged in teaching or supervision in any school or district level, to parents, and to all others interested in the purpose of the Association.

  • An Amnesty Internation campaign provides fact sheets, news, and related links about "a global human rights scandal that affects us all".

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  • This website from the NYC Department of Transportation, which is responsible for much of the city's transportation infrastructure, has information about mass transit, motorists, bicycles and pedestrians, as well as the most updated information on travel advisories and traffic regulations.

  • The New York Times Learning Network is a free service gathering, organizing and presenting information emphasizing the particular needs and interests of students, teachers and parents. The site is updated Monday through Friday throughout the year.

  • Provides information about domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

  • A membership organization for women working in the visual arts.

  • Organization which describes itself as the "central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions."

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