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Equity Assistance Centers

Resources for Equity and Multicultural Education

Equity Assistance Centers

Public schools and other educators working to reduce achievement gaps and expand educational equity can receive resources, technical assistance and consulting services through their Equity Assistance Center (EACs). The network of ten regional service centers is funded through the US Department of Education to provide technical assistance and consultation services to on issues related to race/culture, gender, national origin educational equity. There is a center within each federal region offering services and resources to reduce disparities in educational outcomes for historically underserved groups. Each EAC provides training and advisory services in collaboration with other agencies, and focused on local needs and priorities. Funding for the EACs comes through Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Equity Assistance Centers FY 2011-2014

Region I

(serves Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
The Education Alliance
New England Equity Assistance Center at Brown Univeristy (NEEAC)
4 Richmond Square, Suite 400
Providence, RI 02906
Dr. Maria Pacheco, Director
PH: 401-274-8948 or 800-521-9550
F: 401-351-9594


Region II

(serves New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)
Equity Assistance Center
Touro College, Lander Center for Educational Research
43 W. 23rd Street 8th Floor
New York, New York 10010
Dr. Velma Cobb, Director
PH: 212-463-0400 ext. 5386
F: 212-627-3692


Region III

(serves District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)
Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium
5272 River Road, Suite 340
Bethesda, MD 20816
Ms. Susan Shaffer, Director
PH: 301-657-7741
F: 301-657-8742


Region IV

(serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)
Southeastern Equity Alliance, Inc.
Southeastern Equity Assistance Center (SEAC)
1401 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 304
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Mr. Jerry Graniero, Director
PH: 954-765-3553
F: 954-523-3340


Region V

(serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin)
Great Lakes Equity Center
Indiana University
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5167
Dr. Seena M. Skelton
PH: 317-278-6832
F: 317-274-6864


Region VI

(serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)
South Central Collaborative for Equity
Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA/SCCE)
5815 Callaghan Road, Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78228-1102
Dr. Bradley Scott, Director
PH: 210-444-1710
F: 210-444-1714


Region VII

(serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)
Midwest Equity Assistance Center (MEAC)
Kansas State University
1100 Bluemont Hall, Room 401
Manhattan, KS 66506
Dr. Charles Rankin, Director
PH: 785-532-6408
F: 785-532-5548


Region VIII

(serves Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)
Metropolitan State College of Denver
P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 63
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Ms. Kathy Rigsby, Director
PH: 303-556-6065
F: 303-556-3912


Region IX

(serves Arizona, California, Nevada)
300 Lakeside Drive, 25th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-3540
Dr. Rose Owens-West, Director
PH: 510-302-4246
F: 510-302-4242


Region X

(serves Alaska, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia (Kosrae, Chuuk, Yap, Pohnpei), Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, Washington)
Education Northwest
101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
Ms. Joyce Harris, Director
PH: 503-275-0664
F: 503-275-0452