CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTORY

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS - (C)

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Center for Economic and Social Justice
Center for Education of Women
Center for Equal Opportunity
Center for Law and Religious Freedom, Christian Legal Society
Center for Women Policy Studies
Center on Human Policy
Child Welfare League of America
Children's Defense Fund
Children's Rights Council
Church of the Brethren Washington Office
Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights
Columbia University Fair Housing Clinic
Commission for Social Justice.
Congress of National Black Churches, Inc.
Congress of Racial Equality
Council of Chief State School Officers
Cuban-American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Cuban-American National Council

CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS
1011 First Avenue
New York, NY 10022

William A. Donohue, President and CEO
Tel: (212) 371-3191
Fax: (212) 371-3394
TDD: None

The League is the Nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. It defends individual Catholics and the institutional church from defamation and discrimination.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Monthly journal and annual report


CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Garth Meintjes, Associate Professor of Law and Director
Tel: (219) 631-7982
Fax: (219) 631-6371
TDD: None

The Center conducts a teaching and research program in international human rights law. The Center sponsors graduate programs (LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees) in international human rights and internship and law clerkship programs with international organizations, including the International Criminal Tribunals at The Hague.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States and International
Type(s) of publications: Occasional papers


CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (CESJ)
P.O. Box 40711
Washington, DC 20016

Norman G. Kurland, President
Tel: (703) 243-5155
Fax: (703) 243-5935
TDD: None

CESJ develops innovative financial tools, legal reforms, and macro- and microeconomic development strategies to provide nonowning workers and citizens with access to capital credit as a fundamental human right and as a means to acquiring private property stakes in a growing free market economy.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States and international
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter


CENTER FOR EDUCATION OF WOMEN (CEW)
University of Michigan
330 E. Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6203

Carol Hollenshead, Director
Tel: (313) 998-7080
Fax: (313) 998-6203
TDD: None

CEW combines service, advocacy, and research for women, primarily in the areas of employment and education. CEW works to help women enter and stay in the mainstream of education and professional preparation, to lower institutional barriers to equal participation of women, and to conduct and disseminate research about women's lives.

Geographic areas(s) served: Greater Southeast Michigan
Type(s) of publications: None


CENTER FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
815 15th Street, NW, Room 928
Washington, DC 20005

Linda Chavez, President
Tel: (202) 639-0803
Fax: (202) 639-0827
TDD: None

The Center provides information on affirmative action from a colorblind perspective.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Books, policy briefs, and surveys


CENTER FOR LAW AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY
4208 Evergreen Lane
Annandale, VA 22003-3264

Steven T. McFarland, Director
Tel: (703) 642-1070
Fax: (703) 642-1075
TDD: None

The Center defends the rights of citizens of all faiths to free religious belief, exercise, and expression. It does so by providing information on relevant law, filing "friend of the court" briefs in selected cases, and (through its regional affiliates) representing clients in litigation.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly journal, bimonthly newsletter, and educational brochures and memoranda


CENTER FOR WOMEN POLICY STUDIES (CWPS)
1211Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 312
Washington, DC 20036

Leslie R. Wolfe, President
Tel: (202) 872-1770
Fax: (202) 296-8962
TDD: None

The Center is an independent, multiethnic feminist policy research and advocacy institution. The Center's programs address educational equity, economic opportunity, work/family and workplace diversity, women and AIDS, women's health, and violence against women and girls.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Policy reports, fact sheets, newsletter


CENTER ON HUMAN POLICY (CHP)
Syracuse University
805 S. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2280

Steven J. Taylor, Ph.D., Director
Tel: (315) 443-3851
Fax: (315) 443-4338
TDD: None

The Center is a policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to ensure the rights of people with disabilities.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Publications list, reports, policy bulletins


CHILD WELFARE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (CWLA)
440 First Street, NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20001

David Liederman, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 638-2952
Fax: (202) 638-4004
TDD: None

CWLA provides guidance and leadership to professionals in the field of child welfare while educating the public at large about emerging issues affecting abused, neglected, and at-risk children. In recent years CWLA has provided training, consultation, and technical assistance to hundreds of child and family serving agencies. These consultations have resulted in direct assistance and additional resources for children and families, improved coordination and collaboration between government agencies, efficiently managed programs, and creative approaches to service delivery.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Bimonthly and quarterly newsletter


CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND (CDF)
25 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Marian Wright Edleman, President
Tel: (202) 628-8787
Fax: (202) 662-3510
TDD: None

CDF is dedicated to improving the lives of this Nation's children. It was active in fighting for passage of the Fair Housing Amendments Act in 1988, and in conjunction with the National Council of LaRaza, published a bilingual brochure entitled Your Family's Rights Under the New Fair Housing Law: Protecting Families with Children from Housing Discrimination. The brochure remains on the publication list of CDF. CDF also conducts research into the causes of homelessness and its effects on children. The organization also advocates for increased affordable housing.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: None


CHILDREN'S RIGHTS COUNCIL (CRC)
220 I Street, NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002

David L. Levy, Esq., President
Tel: (202) 547-6227
Fax: (202) 546-4272
TDD: None

The Council works to protect the right of a child to the love and parenting of two parents regardless of the parents' marital situation. CRC provides advocacy, parenting education information, and referrals.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter, directory, and catalog of resources


CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN WASHINGTON OFFICE
110 Maryland Avenue, NE
P.O. Box 50
Washington, DC 20003

John Harvey, Director
Tel: (202) 546-3202
Fax: (202) 544-5852
TDD: None

The Office informs church members on civil rights and affirmative action issues.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Monthly newsletter


CITIZENS' COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS
2000 M Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

William L. Taylor, Vice Chair
Tel: (202) 659-5565
Fax: (202) 223-5302
TDD: None

The Commission is a bipartisan organization established in 1982 to monitor Federal civil rights enforcement and examine important policy issues affecting equal opportunity. Since its founding, the Citizens' Commission has issued several reports on a broad range of civil rights issues, including affirmative action, fair housing, voter registration, and the civil rights policies of the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Policy studies


COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY FAIR HOUSING CLINIC
435 W. 116th Street, Room 8E 14
New York, NY 10027

Athena Vegeratos and Brenda Eberhart, Coordinators
Tel: (212) 854-4291
Fax: (212) 854-7946
TDD: None
Fax: (212)854-3554

The Clinic works on discrimination cases filed with the New York City Human Rights Commission. Cases that are chosen concern discrimination based on race, national origin, or familial status, and are expected to be resolved within one year.

Geographic areas(s) served: City of New York
Type(s) of publications: None


COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE (CSJ), ORDER SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA
219 E Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Vincent S. Romano, President
Tel: (202) 547-2900
Fax: (202) 546-8168
TDD: None

The CSJ is the antidefamation arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America, the oldest, largest and most demographically diverse organization of Italian American men and women. CSJ works to ensure equal concern, treatment, respect, freedom, and opportunity for Americans regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, age, or sex.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter


CONGRESS OF NATIONAL BLACK CHURCHES, INC. (CNBC)
1225 Eye Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20005

The Reverend H. Michael Lemmons, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 371-1091
Fax: (202) 371-0908
TDD: None

CNBC is a coalition of eight major historically black denominations: African Methodist Episcopal; African Methodist Episcopal Zion; Christian Methodist Episcopal; Church of God in Christ; National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.; National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.; National Missionary Baptist Convention of America; and the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Together these denominations represent 65,000 churches and memberships of more than 19 million people. CNBC is a vehicle for collective church action to address the pain and potential of African American people. To this end each year CNBC sponsors a forum called the Annual Consultation. These forums have enabled black leaders from different denominations to share their understanding of the role of the church and to develop programs to address issues of concern to the African American community.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Semiannual newsletter


CONGRESS OF RACIAL EQUALITY (CORE)
30 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003

Roy Innis, Chairman
Tel: (212) 598-4000
Fax: (212) 736-0765
TDD: None

CORE, founded in Chicago in 1942, played a major role in the direct-action phase of the civil rights movement of the 1960s when it attacked overt manifestations of racism and discrimination in America. Today, CORE seeks "to unearth covert, more subtle and unsuspecting forms of racism and discrimination, including reverse racism."

Geographic areas(s) served: United States and international
Type(s) of publications: Magazine, quarterly, and bimonthly newspaper


COUNCIL OF CHIEF STATE SCHOOL OFFICERS (CCSSO)
One Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001

Gordon Ambach, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 408-5505
Fax: (202) 408-8072
TDD: None

CCSSO is a nonprofit organization composed of 57 public officials who head the departments of elementary and secondary education in the 50 States, in territories, and in the District of Columbia. The Council's Resource Center on Educational Equity was established to provide services designed to achieve equitable, high-quality education for minorities, women and girls, the disabled, the limited English proficient, and the low income. The Center does research and policy formulation, develops reports and other materials, operates grant and other action programs, provides technical assistance to State Educational Associations, holds working conferences, and monitors Federal and state civil rights and educational programs focused on disadvantaged students.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States and Department of Defense Dependent Schools
Type(s) of publications: Directories, newsletters, surveys


CUBAN-AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND (CALDEF)
2904 Shawnee Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Graciela Beecher, Chairperson
Tel: (219) 745-5421
Fax: None
TDD: None

CALDEF is a national organization that was established to help Cuban Americans and other Hispanics gain equal treatment and equal opportunity in the fields of education, employment, housing, politics, and justice. This organization strives to end negative stereotyping of Hispanics and to educate the public about the plight of Latin Americans. CALDEF is a nonprofit organization funded by corporate and public contributions.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: None


CUBAN-AMERICAN NATIONAL COUNCIL (CNC)
1223 SW 4th Street, 3rd Floor
Miami, FL 33135

Agustin De Goytisolo, Chairman
Tel: (305) 642-3484
Fax: (305) 642-7463
TDD: None

CNC is a private nonprofit social service organization established to identify the economic, social, and educational needs of Cuban Americans and other Hispanics in the United States, and to assist them in their adjustment to American society. In addition to administering a network of services, CNC develops cooperative relationships with Hispanic, minority, and majority groups in order to benefit the entire community.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter and periodic papers