CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTORY

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS - (N2)

National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
National Association of Women Business Owners
National Association of Women Judges
National Bar Association
National Black Caucus of State Legislators
National Black Police Association
National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice
National Catholic Educational Association
National Coalition on Black Voters Participation, Inc.
National Committee on Pay Equity
National Conference for Community and Justice
National Conference of Black Mayors, Inc.
National Conference of Puerto Rican Women
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of La Raza
National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
National Education Association
National Employment Lawyers Association

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS (NASSP)
1904 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1537

Stephen R. Yurek, General Counsel
Tel: (703) 860-7333
Fax: (703) 476-5432
TDD: None

NASSP is committed to supporting the civil rights of children, school leaders, and parents related to education. NASSP is also committed to the intellectual growth, academic achievement, character and leadership development, and physical well-being of youth. NASSP provides assistance to its members to ensure that their civil rights are protected, participates in judicial proceedings related to civil rights issues affecting eduction, and educates members and the public on civil rights issues.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Monthly newsletter, magazines, and academic journals


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM DIRECTORS (NASMHPD)
66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 302
Alexandria, VA 22314-1591

Robert W. Glover, Ph.D., Executive Director
Tel: (703) 739-9333
Fax: (703) 548-9517
TDD: None

The NASMHPD is organized to reflect and advocate for the collective interest of State mental health authorities and their directors at the national level. NASMHPD analyzes trends in the delivery and financing of mental health services and builds and disseminates knowledge and experience reflecting the integration of public mental health programming in evolving health care environments. The association identifies public mental health policy issues, apprises its members of research findings and best practices in the delivery of mental health services, fosters collaboration, provides consultation and technical assistance, and promotes effective management practices and financing mechanisms adequate to sustain the mission. NASMHPD takes action that reflects the position of State mental health authorities on public mental health issues and coordinates at the national level with organizations of related interests.

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


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE UNIVERSITIES AND LAND-GRANT COLLEGES (NASULGC)
Office for the Advancement of the Public Black
Colleges (OAPBC)
1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036

Dr. C. Peter Magrath, President
Tel: (202) 778-0818
Fax: (202) 296-6456
TDD: None

NASULGC works for the development of historically black land-grant institutions, coordinated through the programs and activities of the Office for the Advancement of the Public Black Colleges (OAPBC).

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


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS (NAWBO)
1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 830
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Susan Tuller, President
Tel: (301) 608-2590
Fax: (301) 608-2596
TDD: None

NAWBO supports equal opportunity in employment and services in the public and private sector and represents women business owners in that process.

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


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JUDGES (NAWJ)
815 15th Street, NW, Room 601
Washington, DC 20005

Esther K. Ochsman, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 393-0222
Fax: (202) 393-0125
TDD: None

NAWJ is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to eliminating bias in the administration of justice and expanding diversity on the bench. NAWJ has been a leader in an effort to establish State and Federal gender bias task forces.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Judicial circular, newsletter, judicial guide


NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
1225 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Lawrence Boze, President
Tel: (202) 842-3900
Fax: (202) 289-6170
TDD: None

The Association represents 16,000 lawyers in 79 affiliated chapters throughout the U.S. and in the Virgin Islands. The Association works to ensure that equal justice prevails for all Americans. Its activities include legislative advocacy, seminar development, and technical assistance to members in specific legal areas.

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


NATIONAL BLACK CAUCUS OF STATE LEGISLATORS (NBCSL)
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Room 662
Washington, DC 20001

Ivan Lenier, Interim Executive Director
Tel: (202) 624-5457
Fax: (202) 508-3826
TDD: None

NBCSL carries out networking and the sharing of information on civil rights issues with organizations in the civil rights community and allows State legislators to take this information and develop effective public policy.

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


NATIONAL BLACK POLICE ASSOCIATION (NBPA)
3251 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Leslie Seymore, Chairperson
Tel: (202) 986-2070
Fax: (202) 986-0410
TDD: None

The Association is a nationwide organization of African American Police Associations, dedicated to the promotion of justice, fairness, and effectiveness in law enforcement. NBPA has more than 130 member associations representing approximately 35,000 individual members. The principal concerns of NBPA are law enforcement issues and the effects of those issues upon the total community. NBPA serves as an advocate for minority police officers and establishes a national network for the training and education of all police officers and others interested in law enforcement.

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


NATIONAL CATHOLIC CONFERENCE FOR INTERRACIAL JUSTICE (NCCIJ)
1200 Varnum Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

Joseph M. Conrad, Jr., Executive Director
Tel: (202) 529-6480
Fax: (202) 526-1262
TDD: None

The Conference is an independently incorporated organization promoting interracial justice and intercultural collaboration on a nonsectarian basis since 1960. NCCIJ is an organization of committed persons from many races and cultures rooted within the traditions, aspirations, and social teachings of the Catholic Church. The mission of the NCCIJ is to educate, advocate, and facilitate interracial relations and economic justice; uncover and fight racism wherever it is found; and promote and carry out model programs, and interracial and intercultural communication, collaboration, reconciliation, and celebration.

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


NATIONAL CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION (NCEA)
1077 30th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Dr. Leonard Desiore, President
Tel: (202) 337-6232
Fax: (202) 333-6706
TDD: None

NCEA's primary concerns are civil rights, human rights, and placing social justice emphasis in all educational projects and programs.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly journal, newsletters, books, and videos


NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK VOTERS PARTICIPATION, INC. (NCBVP)
1629 K Street, NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20006

Melanie Campbell Hill, Interim Executive Director
Tel: (202) 659-4929
Fax: (202) 659-5025
TDD: None

The Coalition is dedicated to increasing black voter registration and turnout and to eradicating barriers to full political participation for African Americans.

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


NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON PAY EQUITY
1126 16th Street, NW, Suite 411
Washington, DC 20036

Susan Bianchi-Sand, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 331-7343
Fax: (202) 331-7406
TDD: None

The Committee is a nonprofit coalition of individuals, women's and civil rights organizations, and labor unions battling wage discrimination against women and people of color. The Committee advocates fair pay policies for workers in jobs traditionally held by women and places where minority workers are often concentrated.

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


NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY AND JUSTICE (NCCJ)
71 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1100
New York, NY 10003

Sandford Cloud, Jr, President and CEO
Tel: (212) 206-0006
Fax: (212) 255-6177
TDD: None

NCCJ was founded in 1927 as the National Conference of Christians and Jews. NCCJ is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism and promoting understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocary, conflict resolution and education.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: National Updates with regional news


NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF BLACK MAYORS, INC.
1422 W. Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30309

Michelle D. Kourouma, Executive Director
Tel: (404) 892-0127
Fax: (404) 876-4597
TDD: None

The Conference, established in 1974 as the Southern Conference of Black Mayors, Inc., now represents 350 black mayors in 30 States. The Conference is nonpartisan and provides a means of service delivery to member mayors across the Nation. In addition to technical assistance programs for community and economic development and grants activities, the Conference continues to sponsor an Economic Development Task Force composed of corporate executives committed to effective public-private partnerships.

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


NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PUERTO RICAN WOMEN (NACOPRW)
5 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Vanny Marrero, National President
Tel: (202) 387-4716
Fax: (202) 885-6558
TDD: None

NACOPRW is a nonpartisan national organization that promotes the equal participation of Puerto Rican and all other Hispanic women in the educational, social, economic, and political lives in the United States and Puerto Rico.

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


NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (NCJW)
53 W. 23rd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Susan Katz, Executive Director
Tel: (212) 645-4048
Fax: (212) 645-7466
TDD: None

NCJW is a volunteer organization, inspired by Jewish values, that works through a program of research, education, advocacy, and community service to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families and strives to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all.

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


NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA (NCLR)
1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036

Raul Yzaguirre, President and CEO
Tel: (202) 785-1670
Fax: (202) 785-0851
TDD: None

NCLR is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing poverty and discrimination, and improving life opportunities for Hispanic Americans. NCLR is the largest constituency-based national Hispanic organization, and represents nearly 200 formal affiliates-local community-based Hispanic organizations-who together serve more than 2 million Hispanics annually in 38 States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. One of NCLR's primary policy goals is to promote and strengthen civil rights enforcement laws in the areas of employment, education, affirmative action, and voting rights.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Newsletter, quarterly legislative updates and occasional reports on persisting and emerging issues


NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN, INC.
633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Dr. Jane Elaine Smith, National President and CEO
Tel: (202) 737-0120
Fax: (202) 737-0476
TDD: None

The Council is a voluntary, nonprofit, membership organization designed to help women improve the quality of life for themselves, their families, and the community through 33 national affiliated organizations and 254 community-based sections. The group has an outreach to 4 million women, who contribute to peaceful solutions for problems of human welfare and rights. It sponsors educational, economical, social, cultural, and scientific self-help projects nationally and in specific communities. Though its projects, the Council strives to achieve equality of opportunity and eliminate prejudice and discrimination based on race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.

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


NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NEA)
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Robert Chase, President
Earl Jones, Director, Human and Civil Rights
Tel: (202) 822-7700
Fax: (202) 822-7578
TDD: None

NEA promotes equity for all by providing information, technical assistance, and training to NEA members and affiliates in the areas of academic freedom, discrimination, diversity, gender equity, minority and women's leadership, minority teacher recruitment, school violence, and sexual harassment.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Issue action sheet


NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (NELA)
600 Harrison Street, Suite 535
San Francisco, CA 94107

Terisa E. Chaw, Executive Director
Tel: (415) 227-4655
Fax: (415) 495-7465
TDD: None

NELA is a professional organization composed of lawyers who represent individual employees in cases involving discrimination and other matters covered by employment laws. The laws include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as well as the U.S. Constitution.

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