CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTORY

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS - (N1)

NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Alliance of Postal & Federal Employees
National American Indian Court Clerks Association
National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium
National Association for Bilingual Education
National Association for Equal Opportunity In Higher Education
National Association for Girls & Women In Sports
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Association for Women In Education
National Association of Black Journalists
National Association of Black Socialworkers, Inc.
National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Association of Human Rights Workers
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund
National Association of Minority Contractors
National Association of Protection & Advocacy Systems

NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND, INC. (NAACP-LDEF)
99 Hudson Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Elaine R. Jones, Director-Counsel
Tel: (212) 219-1900
Fax: (212) 226-7592
TDD: None

The Fund is a nonprofit civil rights law office that, through litigation and other forms of advocacy, seeks to secure equal rights for African Americans, other people of color, women, and the poor, in voting, education, criminal justice, employment, housing, health care, and the environment.

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


NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL (NAMI)
200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1015
Arlington, VA 22203

Laurie M. Flynn, Executive Director
Tel: (703) 524-7600
Fax: (703) 524-9094
TDD: None

NAMI is the Nation's only grassroots family and consumer organization devoted to the welfare of persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses. It has over 140,000 members, organized into 1,000 affiliates across the country.

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


NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF POSTAL & FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (NAPFE)
1628 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

James M. McGee, National President
Tel: (202) 939-6325
Fax: (202) 939-6389
TDD: None

Since its inception in 1913, NAPFE has committed its resources to the elimination of racism both in the workplace and throughout the country.

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


NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN COURT CLERKS ASSOCIATION (NAICCA)
1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1204
Washington, DC 20036

Hazel Elbert, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 296-0685
Fax: (202) 659-4377
TDD: None

NAICCA is a 287-member organization devoted to upgrading the integrity, capabilities, and management of tribal courts through training, testing, and certification of court clerks and court administrators.

Geographic areas(s) served: Indian reservations and Indian communities throughout the United States
Type(s) of publications: None


NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL CONSORTIUM (NAPALC)
1629 K Street, NW, Suite 522
Washington, DC 20006

Karen K. Narasaki, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 296-2300
Fax: (202) 296-2318
TDD: None

The Consortium is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Its mission is to advance the legal and civil rights of the Nation's 7.3 million Asian/Pacific Americans through litigation, advocacy, public education, and public policy development. NAPALC is affiliated with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (New York), the Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (Los Angeles). Its present priorities are anti-Asian violence, voting rights, immigration, affirmative action, language rights, and census issues.

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


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION (NABE)
1220 L Street, NW, Room 605
Washington, DC 20005

James J. Lyons, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 898-1829
Fax: (202) 789-2866
TDD: None

NABE is a tax-exempt, nonprofit, national membership professional and advocacy association founded in 1975 to address the educational needs of language-minority Americans. Through a balanced program for research, professional development, public education, and legislative advocacy, NABE pursues the implementation of educational policies and practices promoting equal educational opportunity for language-minority students and academic excellence for all American students.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Magazine, journal


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION (NAFEO)
Lovejoy Building
400 12th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Dr. Henry Ponder, President
Tel: (202) 543-9111
Fax: (202) 543-9113
TDD: None

The Association was founded in 1969 as a voluntary independent association by historically black colleges and universities. It is organized to articulate the need for a higher education system where race, income, and previous education are not determinants of either the quantity or the quality of higher education. Colleges and universities of this Association are committed in terms of their resources, human and financial, to achieving that goal.

Geographic areas(s) served: 14 States, District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands
Type(s) of publications: Bimonthly magazine


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIRLS & WOMEN IN SPORTS (NAGWIS)
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191

Diana Everett, Executive Director
Tel: (703) 476-3453
Fax: (703) 476-9527
TDD: None

The Association provides current information on Title IX issues and advocacy for human rights (gender, race, sexual preference, disability, etc.) within sports.

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


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215-3297

Kweisi Mfume, President and CEO
Tel: (410) 358-8900
Fax: (410) 486-9256
TDD: None

NAACP is the oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its programs include lobbying for civil rights legislation at the Federal, State, and local levels; voter registration drives; and direct action. In addition, the organization works for the enforcement of civil rights legislation, files complaints with Federal agencies, and conducts public information programs aimed at developing a climate of opinion receptive to improved racial relations. All projects are determined by the national organization and its local chapters.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Journal, reports, newsletter


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN EDUCATION (NAWE)
1325 18th Street, NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036

Lynn M. Gangone, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 659-9330
Fax: (202) 457-0946
TDD: None

NAWE serves as an advocate for women's issues. NAWE has supported the following through resolutions and advocacy: enforcement and support of Title IX; ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment; fair and equitable financial aid for part-time students; elimination of sex role stereotyping; equal opportunity and employment practices for women educators and students; elimination of, and education about, sexual harassment; equal retirement and pension benefits; child care and family leave; pay equity; the Civil Rights Restoration Act; racial justice and human dignity; elimination of drug and alcohol abuse; programs for persons with disabilities; and AIDS education, funding, and sensitivity.

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


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS
P.O. Box 4222
Reston, VA 22091

Dorothy Butler-Gilliam, President
Tel: (703) 648-1270
Fax: (703) 476-6245
TDD: None

Members of the Association are working journalists and represent most of the Nation's large newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and broadcast networks. The Association was founded to expand and balance media coverage of the black community and to recruit black youth into journalism. Educational programs for members assist black journalists in upgrading their professional skills and encourage entry into management positions. The Association has 2,400 members in 87 chapters.

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


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK SOCIALWORKERS, INC. (NABSWE)
8436 W. McNichols Avenue
Detroit, MI 48221

Leonard Dunston, President
Tel: (313) 862-6700
Fax: (313) 862-6998
TDD: None

NABSWE provides a structure and forum through which black social workers and workers in related fields of social services exchange ideas, offer services, and develop programs to work in cooperation with, or to support, develop, or sponsor, community welfare projects and programs. The Association has more than 10,000 members in more than 200 chapters in the U.S. and abroad.

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


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCILS (NADDC)
1234 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 103
Washington, DC 20005

Susan A. Zierman, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 347-1234
Fax: (202) 347-4023
TDD: None

The mission of the Association is to promote national policy that provides individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to make choices regarding the quality of their lives and be included in the community, and to provide support and assistance to member Councils.

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


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS (NAHJ)
1193 National Press Building
Washington, DC 20045

Patrick Salazar, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 662-7145
Fax: (202) 662-7144
TDD: None

NAHJ is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. NAHJ offers a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. Among its goals are: to further employment and career development for Hispanics working in the news media; to organize mutual support among Hispanic journalists in English, Spanish, and bilingual media; and to promote fair treatment of Hispanics by the media.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States, Canada, and Latin America
Type(s) of publications: Newsletter, surveys


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS (NAHRW)
P.O. Box 4490
Columbia, SC 29240

Mary Dunlap Snead, President
Tel: (803) 253-6336
Fax: (803) 253-4191
TDD: (803) 253-4125

The purpose of NAHRW is to encourage collection, compilation, and dissemination of ideas, information, and research; and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experience, and research among governmental agencies and private organizations dealing with racial, religious, ethnic, cultural relations, and other protected classes, along with advancing science, processes, and intergroup relations to improve the standards of work in these fields.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States, U.S. Territories, and Canada
Type(s) of publications: Magazine


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS EDUCATION FUND (NALEO)
514 C Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Hon. Harry Pachon, President
Tel: (202) 546-2536
Fax: (202) 546-4121
TDD: None

NALEO is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit Hispanic civic research and civic action organization, concerned with a broad range of issues affecting the Hispanic community, including Federal employment of Hispanics, U.S. citizenship, development of leadership skills for Latino youth, technical assistance for newly elected officials, and political empowerment of Latinos. NALEO is an advocate of increased access to U.S. citizenship for the Nation's legal permanent residents. It maintains a clearinghouse on citizenship materials.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Bimonthly and quarterly newsletters, annual national directory


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MINORITY CONTRACTORS
666 11th Street, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20001

Samuel Carradine, Jr., Executive Director
Tel: (202) 347-8259
Fax: (202) 628-1876
TDD: None

The Association is a full-service nonprofit educational association representing 3,500 African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific, and Native American contractors in 47 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization disseminates information of importance to minority contractors, which includes the identification of procurement opportunities in the public and the private sectors. Through government grants, the Association provides training programs for members. It acts as a national advocate for minority contracts in various political forums

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


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROTECTION & ADVOCACY SYSTEMS (NAPAS)
900 2nd Street, NE, Suite 211
Washington, DC 20002

Curt Decker, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 408-9514
Fax: (202) 408-9520
TDD: (202) 408-9521

The Association represents Protection & Advocacy (P&A) Systems established to address abuse, neglect, and lack of programming in institutions for persons with disabilities. Congress has created distinct statutory programs to meet the needs of different populations of persons with disabilities. A P&A System is federally mandated in each State and Territory to protect the rights of persons with disabilities through legal based advocacy.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Technical manuals